Khalid of Arabia is a fascinating Middle Eastern author and an internationally acclaimed poet. His best-selling series of novels was a delight to readers and showcased his brilliance as a novelist, an accomplished poet and an extraordinary storyteller. He’s a modern day classic storyteller and a new generation writer of Middle Eastern stories. This article discusses five more of his books.
King Of Sheba and Book of Kings, have a total of nine books in the series, compared to his previous novel The Secret House, which only has six novels. His rambunctious adventures in Arab villages are well worth reading and can be read at no cost.
China Girl is the first book in his latest trilogy, based on a classic Chinese novel. It’s a contemporary book of Khalid Khayyat’s chivalric exploits in a fictional Islamic country. The story of King Jahangir (a man who succeeds his father as King of Sheba and discovers his love for a warrior woman), plays out like a film script. Through the eyes of Khayyat, the reader is captivated by this story and takes a sense of the adventure and drama of a well-known mythological story through the eyes of the characters.
Once again Khayyat draws the reader into his world of diverse characters and the story’s conclusion as he embarks on another adventure. You might be asking what more do you need from a novel of this calibre? Well, this time Khayyat presents a searing tale of war, loss and longing. Being largely inspired by real-life experiences, this book reaches deep into our hearts.
With this book he takes his readers on a drive through South India in search of his lost love. He is the “the fourth Maharaja” of Darjeeling. His father was hanged by the British, but Khayyat is a staunch Indian nationalist and refuses to apologize for this crime.
Khan Alam is a contemporary novel by the noted South Asian novelist and poet, Khalid Al Qasimi. It depicts his life through the eyes of his heroine, a local child, who is fed up with her war-torn parents’ habit of killing enemies on sight. Khayyat is her hero, however, he has a different fate and he’s in love with her only for a short while. Although this is a very famous and influential book, it is not as popular as his earlier books in the King of Sheba series.
Overall, you can be sure to enjoy Khalid Khayyat’s novels because his books tend to put all the main characters in a good light. He uses a dramatic turn of events to paint a good picture of his characters. There is much more to be said about his novels, as the reader can easily get lost in the impressive world of Khayyat’s characters.
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