Empires of Sand
An epic novel of adventure in the grandest tradition of historical fiction, Empires of Sand takes us on a thrilling, unforgettable journey. As civilizations collide around two men, a battle begins: for survival, for love, and for a destiny written in a desert's shifting sands.The year is 1870.... show more
An epic novel of adventure in the grandest tradition of historical fiction, Empires of Sand takes us on a thrilling, unforgettable journey. As civilizations collide around two men, a battle begins: for survival, for love, and for a destiny written in a desert's shifting sands.The year is 1870. Paris is under siege, and two boys, best friends and cousins, are swept from their life of privilege. A brutal killing forces Michel deVries — called Moussa — to flee to his mother's homeland in North Africa. A family disgrace forces Paul deVries to seek redemption in the French military. Ten years will pass before they come face-to-face again. Now Moussa has become a desert warrior and a beautiful woman's forbidden lover, while Paul leads an ill-fated French force into the Sahara. Against a breathtaking landscape of blazing sands and ancient mysteries, these two men face a struggle that will shatter lives across two continents — and force them to choose between separate dreams and shared blood....
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 6th 2001
Pages no: 784
Edition language: English
bookshelves: spring-2010, historical-fiction, published-1999, war, african-continent, france, adventure, families, fraudio, revenge, teh-brillianz, period-piece, filthy-lucre, too-sexy-for-maiden-aunts, gorefest, racism, afr-algeria Read from April 19 to 23, 2010 The first indication I had that ...
recommended to me by my dad...sounds like a great adventure!
Empires of Sand is an exciting, plot driven adventure story based on true events. It starts with a bang - a boar hunt in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris. Two cousins, Moussa and Paul, are playing in the very same forest,of course in close proximity to the furious, wounded boar. What will happen?! The ...
The first indication I had that there was such a thing as a Berber people named Tuareg was with one in a series of Barclaycard adverts starring Rowan Atkinson as inept spy Richard Latham.home read ... and we kick off in the year 1866Read By: George GuidallBook Description================What a find!...
I'd never heard of this author, but one of his books was recommended by George R.R. Martin on his website (http://georgerrmartin.com/reading.html) - so I picked this one up.It's actually NOT the book that Martin read (that was Ironfire, about the Knights of Malta), but I think he'd like this one as ...