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Beneath a Marble Sky - John Shors
Beneath a Marble Sky
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Journey to dazzling seventeenth-century Hindustan, where the reigning emperor, consumed with grief over the tragic death of his beloved wife, commissioned the building of a grand mausoleum as a testament to the marvel of their love. This monument would soon become known as the Taj Mahal—a sight... show more
Journey to dazzling seventeenth-century Hindustan, where the reigning emperor, consumed with grief over the tragic death of his beloved wife, commissioned the building of a grand mausoleum as a testament to the marvel of their love. This monument would soon become known as the Taj Mahal—a sight famous around the world for its beauty and the emotions it symbolizes. Princess Jahanara, the courageous daughter of the emperor and his wife, recounts their mesmerizing tale, while sharing her own parallel story of forbidden love with the celebrated architect of the Taj Mahal. Set during a time of unimaginable wealth and power, murderous sibling rivalries, and cruel despotism, this impressive novel sweeps you away to a historical Hindustan brimming with action and intrigue in an era when, alongside the brutalities of war and oppression, architecture and the art of love and passion reached a pinnacle of perfection.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451218469 (0451218469)
ASIN: 451218469
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it
I've been enamored with the story of the Taj Mahal since I was a little girl, but then what bookish, introverted girl hasn't at some point in their life. It's a gorgeous story of love that lives beyond death, and it's true to boot! I sometimes hear Mumtaz and her man, Shah Jahan, compared to King Ar...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
4.0 Beneath a Marble Sky: A Love Story
The story takes place in 17th century India, during the reign of the Emperor Shah Jahan, which was followed by the reign of his son Aurangjab, (then called Alamgir) who imprisons his own father when he falls ill. This, then, is the story of the construction of the mausoleum known as the Taj Mahal, b...
susanw610
susanw610 rated it
I love historical novels and really looked forward to reading this book but I was ready to put it down half way through. I found the characters boring and unbelievable and didn't care what happened to them. Very disappointed so I crossed John Shors off of my list of authors to read. There are too ma...
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
3.0 Beneath a Marble Sky: A Love Story
This is an enjoyable book, essentially a commercial-fiction love story in an exotic setting. If read from that point of view it's lots of fun, with enough intrigue, romance, and suspense to keep one turning the pages. John Shors knows how to pace a book and his writing is fine, with lots of lovely...
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
3.0 Beneath a Marble Sky: A Love Story
This is an enjoyable book, essentially a commercial-fiction love story in an exotic setting. If read from that point of view it's lots of fun, with enough intrigue, romance, and suspense to keep one turning the pages. John Shors knows how to pace a book and his writing is fine, with lots of lovely...
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