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(The second book in the Swords of Arabia series)
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The year is 1915.

Fouad, the warlord who has lead Narash boldly for many years, is dead.

His heir, Talal, is only a young boy; unable to command the respect and devout obedience which his father once did.

Zahirah, his passionate and powerful wife, is determined to secure his succession; but in Arabia the death of one leader inevitably means a chaotic round of blood-letting as different family factions vie for pole position.

Through a series of political master-strokes, Talal is elected...

But the price is a high one.

Since he is a child, the majlis demands that there be a regency: one shared between an ally to the Talal faction, Nasir, and a member of a different faction, Badr.

Knowing that this arrangement leaves her son's position far from secure, Zahirah must use every ounce of her Machiavellian expertise to ensure that her and her family survive the enemies within.

And as Narash finds itself caught in the crossfire of British and Turkish conflict, and forever at the mercy of its historic enemy ibn Saud, will Zahirah be able to rely on those around her against the external foe?

Or is she right to suspect that somebody close to the young emir will betray them all, and alter the fate of Narash forever?

'Swords of Arabia: Betrayal' is the sequel to 'Swords of Arabia: Warlord'. It is the second in an historical adventure series chronicling the birth of modern Arabia.

'A thrilling adventure story rich in period detail.' - Robert Foster, best-selling author of 'The Lunar Code'.

Anthony Litton lives and writes in Suffolk. As well as writing novels he writes and direct plays, predominantly in the murder mystery or comedy genres.

Praise for this book

"A thrilling adventure!." - Paul Bannister

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August 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Swords of Arabia: Betrayal
Author(s): Anthony Litton
Publisher: Lume Books
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