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on 28 January 2010
Exactly the same as the 1st person said back in Nov 2001, the book is amazing and although you can probably get away with reading it on its own, it's WELL worth it to buy the first 2 books (Princess & Daughters of Arabia / Princess Sultana's Daughters (different publishers)). Jean Sasson is an amazing writer, when you read this and any of the 3 books, you'll love imagining up a whole atmosphere and scenary in your head from the words on the page, which you can come back to every time you read the book. However, this book is the third in the series, but there is some confusion over another book called 'Desert Royal', which is the same story, but with the original publisher, Bantam Books. Now I don't mean to demote this book here, but you will benefit from buying 'Desert Royal', as it has an extra chapter, plus a letter from Princess Sultana herself. Also, the original publisher, Bantam Books, has authentic covers for all three books, depicting only the eyes of Princess Sultana, which is quite powerful and moving from the start. Either way, this third installment to the series is, in 3 words, brilliant and very engaging. :) phew!