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Samarkand

Samarkand

(1980)
(The first book in the Samarkand series)
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SURVIVE OR RUN?

Samarkand, the fabled city and beloved home to Princess Sharon, is under threat from a million Mongol barbarians. Daughter to Amrath, cousin to the emir of Samarkand, she is left within the palace as the battles begin.

Despite the emir's reluctance to admit the city will perish, Amrath forms his defenses in preparation for the oncoming onslaught.

The Mongol, led by the crazed khan, Kabul, are on their way. Destroying villages and anything on their way to Samarkand.

Soon, the city's is breached and a full force attack begins. Kabul's horde is braced meet Amrath's mighty army, awaiting the final clash of swords...

Sharon has only one choice to make: to stay and try to survive - or run.

If she escapes, there is no promise that her people could ever reclaim Samarkand, her homeland.

Fleeing to the hills against the burning backdrop of her former home, she meets the tribe of the Kazir.

The seers of the Kazir people prophesied that the Kazir people would once again rule Samarkand.

Could Sharon hold the key to this prophecy?

Meanwhile, Kabul, maimed for life by Sharon on her escape, is desperate to seek revenge and destroy her.

Kabul is determined to find her out and when he does, there is no stopping him ... he will get his revenge ...

And so will Sharon ...

'Samarkand' is an epic fantasy tale of struggle and vengeance as warrior princess Sharon endeavours to reclaim her lost homeland.

Praise for Graham Diamond:

'An excellent story ... absorbing ... keeps one reading on eagerly.' Andre Norton

'Graham Diamond has written a novel that stands out and dares to be different.' Rising Shadow

Graham Diamond began writing as a fantasy and science fiction author. He was born in Manchester, England, but was raised in New York City. He is best known for books such as The Haven, Lady of the Haven, The Thief of Kalimar, Slack Midnight, Chocolate Lenin and Forest Wars. He soon turned to other genres; including historical fiction, thrillers, and later a true story of a Holocaust survivor's family during World War II, Maybe You Will Survive. Diamond was employed as an editorial artist by the New York Times for many years, and has also taught creative writing in both New York and California.

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Paperback Editions

January 1980 : USA Paperback
Title: Samarkand
Author(s): Graham Diamond
ISBN: 0-87216-631-7 / 978-0-87216-631-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Playboy Enterprises, Inc
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Samarkand
Author(s): Graham Diamond
Publisher: Venture Press
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