The Complete Princess Trilogy: Princess; Princess Sultana's Daughters; and Princess Sultana's Circle

The Complete Princess Trilogy: Princess; Princess Sultana's Daughters; and Princess Sultana's Circle

by Jean Sasson

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For the first time, the international bestselling PRINCESS books are available in one ebook.

IT ALL BEGAN WITH PRINCESS, called "Absolutely riveting..." by People Magazine.

This first book in the nonfiction trilogy describes the true life of Princess Sultana, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia where she lives in a "gilded cage" with no freedom and no control over her own life.

The saga continues with PRINCESS SULTANA'S DAUGHTERS called "Another page turner..." by Publishers Weekly. DAUGHTERS continues the extraordinary story of Princess Sultana. Gripping and personal, DAUGHTERS recounts the lonely battle of a Princess who is attempting to secure freedoms for her daughters.

The third and last book completes the PRINCESS TRILOGY, called a "Political rallying cry...." by Publisher's Weekly. CIRCLE paints a horrifying reality for women of the desert kingdom. As Sultana battles for a life of dignity, she saves other women from servitude.

THE PRINCESS TRILOGY is the testimony of a woman of indomitable spirit and great courage.

You have never read a story like Sultana's, and you will never forget her or her Muslim sisters.


" intimate account of a family life that became steadily more dangerous and forced pursuit of Osama's jihadist dreams." --Washington Post

"The startling truth behind veiled lives...frank and vivid" --Sunday Express

"Anyone with the slightest interest in human rights will find this book heart-wrenching." --Betty Mahmoody, bestselling author of NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER

"A fascinating narrative...devastating" --Robert Harris, Sunday Times

"Absolutely riveting and profoundly sad..." --People

"A chilling story...a vivid account of an air-conditioned nightmare..." --Entertainment Weekly

"Must-reading for anyone interested in human rights." --USA Today

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015924985
Publisher: Liza Dawson Associates
Publication date: 11/08/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 178,018
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jean's first book THE RAPE OF KUWAIT, based on her eye witness reporting on the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi troops, was an immediate bestseller. Shortly thereafter she became a full-time writer. Her next three books, PRINCESS, PRINCESS SULTANA'S DAUGHTERS, and PRINCESS SULTANA'S CIRCLE, became international sensations as they were the first books to bring to the western world the shocking stories about life for women in Saudi Arabia. Jean is also the author of MAYADA, DAUGHTER OF IRAQ, about the prison experiences of an Iraqi journalist praised by Saddam Hussein; LOVE IN A TORN LAND: The True Story of a Freedom Fighter's Escape from Iraqi Vengeance which tells the story of a beautiful Kurdish woman; GROWING UP BIN LADEN: Osama's Wife and Son Take Us into Their Secret World; and FOR THE LOVE OF A SON: One Afghan Woman's Quest for Her Stolen Child. Her work has been featured in People, Vanity Fair,The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The New York Post, The Sunday London Times, The Guardian, CNN, FOX, NBC, and many other news organizations.

Still traveling the world, Jean has made her homebase in Atlanta, Georgia where she is a passionate animal rights and women's rights supporter.

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Mother_Nature More than 1 year ago
I found this only because of a sale Barnes and Noble was having. I was a little hesitant at first, but I love biographical books and this series didn't disappoint at all. Once I started reading the first, I couldn't stop until I had read all three books. I read some of the reviews who called Princess Sultana spoiled and arrogant, but they're missing the point. The point of these books isn't just about Sultana herself, it's to show that women of all backgrounds, classes, ethnicities, and religions are being abused by those who are supposed to protect them (husbands, families, employers, governments, religions) but instead deny them rights and turn a blind eye to the abuse, sanction it, accept it, and even encourage it. It's not just the rare attention grabbing headlines but a daily thing for many women despite their supposed positions in society. I would definitely recommend reading these books. My only con was that when I had finished, I wanted to read more and I wanted to know what had happened to Sultana's daughters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The entire "Princess Trilogy" is a groundbreaking and exceptional reading experience because it is so unique and fascinating. Nothing like this has ever been done before as Jean Sasson was the very first author to start writing true books about ladies in the Middle East from a firsthand perspective (she actually lived in Saudi Arabia for 12 years). The first book in the series, "Princess" is the autobiography of Princess Sultana. We learn about her entire life in Saudi Arabia, her family, her friends and many of the dark and tragic circumstances that go along with being a second class citizen. Even though Sultana has wealth and jewels she is not afforded the same basic rights that the men of her land enjoy, simply because she is a woman. The second book in the series, "Princess Sultana's Daughters" is somewhat of a biography about Princess Sultana's two teenage daughters, but it's also a follow-up to "Princess". And in "Princess Sultana's Circle" we have a final chapter to the "Princess Trilogy" which includes more captivating true stories about the princess and the countless innocent women of her land that are forced to endure many obstacles. Jean Sasson has written many true stories about women in the Middle East over the years. Like the "Princess Trilogy" they are all so fascinating and exceptionally written. The author truly goes out of her way to educate the reader as she is an expert on women's rights in the Middle East and she has tremendous respect for the people and the culture. Most recently, I read Jean Sasson's newest book, "Yasmeena's Choice" which I highly recommend. This is the biography about Yasmeena, a woman from Lebanon that was taken captive during the Gulf War and brutally attacked. The story is shocking and although all of Jean Sasson's books are all extremely unique, "Yasmeena's Choice" is even more so because the story is so detailed and honest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting read, every woman should read this so she can fully appreciate the freedoms she has
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. This series explains the awful conditions women in the Middle East endure everyday! Encourages those of us who have freedom work for other women in less fortunate circumstances!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From what I HAVE read so far, the story is interesting. The hidden life of the women is so restricted, yet the young women take great risks. Their punishment is beyond belief. So sad the manner in which the men treat their women, they are in complete control. Only a few good men treat their wife or wives with respect.
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When I decided to begin reading the Princess trilogy, it was because I wanted to read something a bit different. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it was not to get drawn into this as I did. I guess I was intrigued at first, but throughout the book I found myself shocked by some of the mistreatment of the women and criminal behavior of the men. It's amazng what some people will do in the name of god.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is very easy reading, interesting and informative. If all it says is true this is a very very sad to live in.
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jk- More than 1 year ago
A heartbreaking, fascinating revelation of the strength of the human spirit. As difficult as it is for the Western woman to understand the plight of the women of Saudi Arabia and other countries of that part of the world, this true story opens our eyes and our hearts.
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Very compelling stories. Had me sucked into the stories that I couldn't stop reading. Very easy to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Learning of a different culture and means of how women were and are treated, an eye opener
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