In the heart of the world, where empires collide, Nanidat Maniakh, a dashing trader, is enjoying the good life as head of a powerful silk dynasty.
Yet Fate has other plans: Nanidat's world is suddenly torn asunder by murder and revolution, and the fate of his homeland hangs in the balance. Overnight, this able merchant must become a cunning warrior and spy, while eluding assassins, negotiating with kings, and pursuing a long-lost love.
This thrilling and rich historical thriller, set in 749 C.E. – in the part of the world we now know as Iran, Iraq and Central Asia – vividly recreates a lost world, yet its passions and conflicts are entirely relevant to the present day.
Full of mystery, memorable characters, and non-stop adventure, The Pet Hawk of the House of Abbas is the first book in The Silk Road Trilogy.