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The Blade Of Safavid: An Epic Adventure by Kent Merrell, Hardback Edition

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On September 7, 1695, an armada of five pirate ships attacked the great Mughal emperor’s treasure fleet returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca.

The treasure seized was the greatest in all history. The attack launched a worldwide manhunt lasting over five decades, and a treasure hunt that continues to this day. The Blade of Safavid and its rightful heir, the granddaughter of both a Mughal emperor and a Safavid shah, are the prize of not just worldly wealth but the rights to one of the worlds great empires.

The Blade of Safavid delivers historical fiction lovers a feast of action and adventure as they're thrust into an odyssey through the five decades that brought the end of the Golden Age of Piracy, the collapse of the Great Persian Safavid Dynasty, and the fall of the Mighty Mughal Empires, as ruthless competitors traverse the continents and oceans hunting for the greatest pirate treasure every captured—a treasure that included not just millions of dollars of gold, silver, and gems, it included the priceless relic the Blade of Safavid as well as the Mughal emperor’s own granddaughter, both taken when pirate ships attack the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb’s treasure fleet on its return from its pilgrimage to Mecca.

Author Kent Merrell blends history and fiction together so convincingly, this historical fiction novel sends adults both young and old scurrying to the their dusty encyclopedias or the internet to meet legendary characters and decipher between fact and fiction.

©2022 Kent Merrell


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Hardback Dimensions:
6.25 (in) x 9.25 (in) x 1.63 (in)
Hardback Product Weight:
34 (oz)
Hardback Shipping Weight:
37 (oz)
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Digital Cloth with Dust Jacket
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Paperback Dimensions:
6 (in) x 9 (in) x 1.25 (in)
Paperback Product Weight:
28 (oz)
Paperback Shipping Weight:
32 (oz)
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  • 5
    I’m really not sure how you managed to pull so many stories all together, and how you managed to write so much...but it’s incredible. Just incredible.

    Posted by Sarah Lamb on 14th Apr 2023

    I super love the way that everything eventually connected together. I do especially love the parts where all the little pieces suddenly connect.” “Fantastic plot! It really surprised me several times, and to be honest, that doesn’t happen often, so I loved it! I’m one of those who always guesses in movies or books, it’s predictable, but this did not! There were several surprises, and I loved that! W_h_a_t_ _a_ _F_A_N_T_A_S_T_I_C_ _s_t_o_r_y_._”

  • 5
    New Book, New Author, Refreshing New Style

    Posted by Galen Merrell on 14th Apr 2023

    Kent uses his new style to creatively leads the reader with twists and turns through history. Along the journey new characters and incidences accumulate until all evolves into a flood of conclusion. I like this new author and his style. I recommend you join this adventure. Verified Amazon purchase rating of April 6, 2022

  • 5
    Five Stars for a Great Read

    Posted by James R. Tate on 14th Apr 2023

    I bought this book because I know the author, Kent Merrell, to be very talented and relentless in his pursuit of excellence. Once I started the Blade of Safavid, I could not put it down. It is a great story and meticulously researched. It is compelling historical fiction. Verified Amazon purchase rating of June 17, 2022

  • 5
    Great Captivating Adventure

    Posted by KC Mays on 14th Apr 2023

    The layers of characters created intrigue from the beginning. The storyline is so well planned and each character is integrated into the story with such details as to create visuals in my mind. As an historical fiction, I'm very impressed with the historical events' accuracies. I love this author's writing style and the fact that I didn't have to wade through disgusting language to get the emotional connection to the characters and situations. I will definitely watch for any further works from this author. Verified Amazon purchase rating of July 14, 2022

  • 5
    Fun Historical Fiction

    Posted by Jacob Merrell on 14th Apr 2023

    An enjoyable read! My favorite part of the read was how it connected with a significant historical figure (the heir to the Persian AND Indian empire that went missing) that I had never heard of before! Lots of swashbuckling fun! Verified Amazon purchase rating of September 19, 2022

  • 5
    This is an amazing adventure that had me right from the beginning!

    Posted by Ron on 14th Apr 2023

    I loved reading this book. The Author was masterful at blending two story lines that captured and captivated me through the entire book. I could not put the book down. I was endeared to the protagonists and they ended up as my best friends. The Historical feeling seems real and I learned so much about this time period and the several locations visited. I would recommend this book to any one who is fun loving, Verified Amazon purchase rating of May 31, 2022

  • 5
    Captivating Reading!

    Posted by P. Nygren on 14th Apr 2023

    If I can read a book that keeps me spellbound and learn something of history at the same time, I’m sold. Can’t put it down but don’t want it to end! I wasn’t familiar with this author, but now I can’t wait for his next novel. Verified Amazon purchase rating of February 17, 2022

  • 5
    This is a fun, fast paced adventure that keep you wanting more!

    Posted by Loraine White on 14th Apr 2023

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this book - from beginning to end! I love that it stayed true to the historical facts while still weaving a fun, adventurous story. I also appreciated the journal entries at the beginning of each chapter which tied everything together towards the end. I was very happily surprised with the ending. I guess in my mind I was hoping something like that would happen, but I truthfully wasn’t expecting it. Thanks to this new author for his research, insight and captivating imagination in bringing this book to fruition. L. White Verified Amazon purchase rating of February 15, 2022

  • 5
    Incredible storytelling!

    Posted by Sundowner2 on 14th Apr 2023

    I was given this book as a gift, and can’t have imagined a better one. What an incredible story, and one with so many surprises, I never would have expected them. A lush, imaginative backdrop, it was hard to tell what was real and what was fiction. The characters were real, fascinating, and the amount of work that must have been put into this, just incredible. All I know is when I got to the end, I was desperate for more! Verified Amazon purchase rating of March 31, 2022

  • 5
    Beautiful writing, great history, really connects with the readers!!

    Posted by Kindle Customer on 14th Apr 2023

    LOVED it all!! Bought it for my husband, but we have all enjoyed it greatly. The author is superb, keep them coming Verified Amazon purchase rating of March 16, 2022

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