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Khalifah
A Novel of Conquest and Personal Triumph

Elray, John
Elroy, John

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BOOK SUMMARY
Historical fiction. The exciting story of the struggle for
control in the early years of the Muslim empire. An
accurate representation in novel form.

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BOOK SYNOPSIS
The story of how the son of Muhammad's arch-enemy took
control of the Muslim empire in the seventh century.

Mu'awiya is the son of the most vehement foe of the
Prophet Muhammad. Amid the treachery, war, and political
intrigue that follow the Prophet's death, Mu'awiya embarks
on a thirty year odyssey to redeem his family's name and
realize his ambition to be a leader in the new order. His
modest hopes for a governorship soon seem unattainable,
hampered by the lurking hatred of a former enemy
determined to resurrect age-old blood feuds. Mu'awiya's
fortunes take an unexpected upturn when he falls in love
with a beautiful young Bedouin woman, captured as a slave
and later freed, and marries her against his father's will. But
in the turmoil of Islam's infancy, assassination of the Khalifah
triggers a gripping onrush of events which catapult Mu'awiya
into a battle against the heirs of the Prophet for control of
the fledgling empire.

BOOK EXCERPTS
"Elray employs magnificent imagery to depict the brutality of
war and the harsh realities of desert life (and) sweeps you
across a landscape as unforgiving as those who vie to control
it." - Philadelphia Inquirer

"--†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¦Excellent. Skillfully written and handled at every turn."
- Writer's Digest

"A powerful, fascinating story--†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¦superbly written, totally
engaging from start to finish, and enthusiastically
recommended." - Midwest Book Review

"Elray writes a colorful and informative historical novel --†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¦
(which) readers will find rewarding." - The Small Press Book
Review

"Unexpectedly mesmerizing. 5 stars." - Bookreporter.com

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MORE BOOK INFO
ISBN: 0970777620
ISBN(13-digit): 9780970777621
Copyright: 2002
Dewey Decimal: 813
Library of Congress: 2001087498
Book Publisher: Biblio Distribution
Language: ENG
Binding: Sewn
No. of Pages: 315
Paper Weight (lb): 55#
Illustrations (B&W): 3
Acid Free Paper: Yes



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