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Monday, December 7, 2015

Footprints in the Desert by Maha Akhtar

I like history as a whole and history like this is always good. History combined with the lives of three friends and their extended families and how the fall of the Ottoman Empire affected each of them.

With Salah as the main character of the story and the other friends as satellites the story revolves around the Arab Revolt. Bringing in Lawrence of Arabia added the finishing touch to this story of love and sadness, loss and joy and survival of at least a few of those involved in the revolt.

The story did not linger, was fast paced and was precise as well. I will be looking out for this author.

Sent to me by Netgalley courtesy of Open Road Integrated Media.


  1. Nice cover and a new author-book for me, Mystica. The Ottoman Empire as a historical backdrop sounds intriguing.

  2. I haven't heard about this one. Sounds good.

  3. This sounds good - I like stories that blend with history yet still manage to move at a pace - glad to hear you enjoyed it.

  4. I've had my eye on this one! Glad you liked it. I'm hoping to read it. I love books set in that part of the world.