Samarkand by Graham Diamond is the 1st novel in his Samarkand duology of epic historical fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 1980 by Playboy Press, and is set in a fantasy version of historical Central Asia, starring a warrior princess seeking to reclaim her titular city from the invading Mongol horde.
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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.