IBNA- 'Ironhand's Daughter: A Novel of the Hawk Queen', a novel by noted British writer of heroic fantasies David Gemmell have been published in Persian.
The book which bears the themes of exploitation and restoring honor has been translated into Persian by Jaleh Farahani and released by Ketabsara-ye Tandis in two volumes.
Synopsis of 'Ironhand's Daughter' reads: "The armies of the Outlanders crushed the highlanders at the battle of Colden Moor–killing their finest warriors and breaking their freeborn spirit. The highlanders are now a conquered people, ruled by the brutal Baron Gottasson.
Prophecies speak of the coming of a new leader, a descendent of Ironhand, mightiest of the highland kings. A leader who will throw off the Outlander yoke. But only one highlander carries the blood of Ironhand: Sigarni, a wild and willful teenage girl who cares for nothing save her own concerns. Until a fateful encounter thrusts her onto a path of rebellion. Now, hunted by the baron’s soldiers and stalked by an evil sorcerer, Sigarni will be forced to fulfill her destiny . . . or perish"
David Gemmell (1948 –2006) is best known for his debut novel, 'Legend'. A former journalist and newspaper editor, he had his first work of fiction published in 1984. He went on to write over thirty novels. Gemmell's works display violence, yet also explore themes of honor, loyalty and redemption.