The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Book Club - ONLINE - Princess Mersabel

Waltenegus Dargie

Thursday 15th July 2021

Online event starting at 19:00 BST - Public event (all welcome to join).

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For this book club we're going to discuss Princess Mersabel. The author, Waltenegus Dargie, leads the Energy Lab at the Dresden University of Technology and coordinates the grand research challenges at the faculty of computer science. In his free time he loves to read and write books. Princess Mersabel is his fourth novel, and seems to be a reworking of his first novel, The Eunuch and the King's Daughter, which was published in 2005.

In the ancient Kingdom of Kaffa, Princess Mersabel mourns the loss of her brother in battle. Her father, the King, undeterred by his loss, prepares for a fresh war. Meanwhile, the Princess's mother is desperate to secure her position within the kingdom and dreams of marrying the princess to a prominent man. But the princess is not in love. Great excitement breaks forth in the court as a caravan of merchants arrives at the palace, bringing the King an English scholar. They claim that he is an expert in making rifles. The King purchases the Englishman with thirteen castrated slaves. Powerful and consequential people demand a lot from the unfortunate man. Without the help of the young princess, his life is in great peril...


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Princess Mersabel book Princess Mersabel by Waltenegus Dargie
Publisher : Lamsi, 2021
ISBN : 9783981952773 (paperback)
UK RRP £11:65

Also available as an ebook.

First Published in News File Winter 2020

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