The Crusades in a new light

Following his intimate exploration into the life of Aisha, wife of the Prophet, in Mother of the Believers, Kamran Pasha sets out to construct a world subject to countless legends, and centered on another of the Islamic world’s most sacred gems – Saladin. Shadow of the Swords is primarily set between Saladin’s capture of Jerusalem and King Richard the Lionheart’s departure from the Holy Land.

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“In silence, there was peace”

Screenwriter and author Kamran Pasha, whose work includes screenwriting credits for “24” and the novel “Mother of the Believers”, has released a new book, “Shadow of the Swords: A Novel of the Crusades”. An epic saga of love and war, “Shadow” tells the story of the Crusades from a Muslim perspective. Here is an excerpt from the new novel.

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