Author(s): Sherry Jones
Born A'isha bint Abi Bakr in seventh century Arabia, she would become the favorite wife of the Prophet Muhammad, and one of the most revered women in the Muslim faith. Married at the age of nine, "The Jewel of Medina" illuminates the difficult path A'isha confronted, from her youthful dreams of becoming a Bedouin warrior, to her life as the beloved wife and confident of the founder of Islam. Extensively researched and elegantly crafted, "The Jewel of Medina" presents the beauty and harsh realities of life in an age long past, during a time of war, enlightenment, and upheaval. At once a love story, a history lesson, and a coming-of-age tale, "The Jewel of Medina" provides humanizing glimpses into the origins of the Islamic faith, and the nature of love, through the eyes of a truly unforgettable heroine.
Since the publication of her controversial first novel, [i]The Jewel of Medina[/i], Sherry Jones has spoken to audiences around the world on censorship, freedom of speech and the many issues around fictionalizing the lives of historical figures. [i]The Sword of Medina[/i] is her second novel.