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The Sword of Medina
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Hardcover
  • Oct.15.2009
  • 9780825305207

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Before dying, Muhammad left his jeweled sword, al-Ma'thur, to A'isha, telling her to use it in the jihad to come. But what if the jihad is against her own people? With the fate of her people at stake, A'isha will need to overcome the 20 years of bad blood between her and Muhammad's nephew, Ali. Will their desire to preserve the future of their people and their faith unite them--or will their hatred of each other destroy everything Muhammad worked to build? This climactic sequel to the controversial The Jewel of Medina returns to 7th century Arabia to discover whether, after fighting a civil war, a people can ever truly heal.
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Before dying, Muhammad left his jeweled sword, al-Ma'thur, to A'isha, telling her to use it in the jihad to come. But what if the jihad is against her own people?

With the fate of her people at stake, A'isha will need to overcome the 20 years of bad blood between her and Muhammad's nephew, Ali. Will their desire to preserve the future of their people and their faith unite them--or will their hatred of each other destroy everything Muhammad worked to build?

This climactic sequel to the controversial The Jewel of Medina returns to 7th century Arabia to discover whether, after fighting a civil war, a people can ever truly heal.

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About Sherry

I'm an internationally best-selling author of three published historical fiction novels, most recently FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS, published May 2012 by Simon and Schuster's Gallery Books, about four sisters in 13th century Provence who became queens of France, England, Germany...

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Published Reviews

Nov.02.2009

(Starred Review) This able novel, sequel to Jones’s controversial bestseller The Jewel of Medina, continues to examine the history of Islam, a topic unfamiliar to most Americans. Jones imbues her 7th...

Mar.02.2011

"Above all, Jones narrates Islamic history as a love story. She makes it a story of choices, struggle and reform, rather than subjugation and mindless obedience."