Friday, July 14, 2017

The Rock of Tanios

Title: The Rock of Tanios
Author: Amin Maalouf

     A heartfelt rendering from the loser's perspective, which is a refreshing thing to consider.
     Maalouf tells a story which takes place in the twilight of the great era of Pashas and Arabian Moguls, in a time when the Europeans began their conquest and eventual takeover of a magical land and their people. We know this time as the Victorian Era.
     There is also a mystery involved as well as international politics and intrigue. Maalouf blends all this with a very personal tale of parental love, sorrow, and perhaps even triumph.
     Excellent reading.

Reviewed by Nathalie Vasquez

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