How was young Samiyah to know that her simple grace, wit, and beauty — exceptional traits given her peasant class — would land her in the middle of a chessboard of high-level political turmoil or that the love that blinds politics, the hate that blinds brotherhood, and the lust that blinds love would flip that chessboard on its side?
Passionate dialog, edgy suspense and epic conflict mark this dark fairy tale as it follows our heroine to heal a nation broken by the internal prejudices of class warfare, armed with nothing but stark determination.
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