Where the Sun Rises

For most, the war with ISIS plays out on a faceless global stage. For these two best friends, it’s personal…

Kurdish Syria, 2014. Karin longs to fight for her freedom. Except she’s forced to stay home while her brother heads into battle and ISIS advances. But when death and destruction arrive at the city gates, Karin shoulders her rifle and prepares to engage.

Roza aches for the peaceful life of a wife and mother. But when she loses her husband in mortar fire, her grief drives her into the female militia to defend her family. Her rage only grows when she discovers her countrywomen are being held as sex slaves.

Fighting side-by-side with their fellow sisters, Karin and Roza launch a daring and potentially lethal rescue mission. But the horrors they encounter will test their commitment to the cause, and may demand sacrifices no friend should have to bear…

Will the determined guerrillas put their lives on the line and win the battle for human decency?

Where the Sun Rises is a touching story of feminine courage and friendship, based on real events. If you like strong women, compassionate relationships, and untold stories of heroism, then you’ll love Suzanne Strong’s powerful novel.

Buy Where the Sun Rises to open your eyes to the truth today!

“Where the Sun Rises is an ambitious, compassionate and powerful novel. Sensory memories accessed through scents and tastes are used brilliantly to evoke the physical strain, tenderness and revulsion of war for female soldiers in the fight against ISIS. Their story deserves a far wider readership and Strong’s achievement lies in her ability to take us into their dangerous world.”

Dr Toby Davidson, Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University, Sydney.

“Powerful and credible. An eye-opener to a story we rarely hear.”

Dr Lynne Spender, UTS Lecturer, Sydney. 

Where the Sun Rises available at Book Depository, Barnes and Noble and many more outlets.

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Where the Sun Rises was awarded a semi-finalist position in the top 100 out of 1200 entries, in the 2019 Cinematic Book Competition.
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