|LC Class||PS3552.A6954 Z85 2003|
|Preceded by||Lion's Blood|
|Followed by||Bronze Nile (upcoming)|
Zulu Heart is a 2003 alternate history novel by Steven Barnes, a sequel to the 2002 book, Lion's Blood .
Zulu Heart is set in an alternate world where an Islamic Africa became the dominant world power and Europe remained primitive. It continues the story of a young African nobleman, Kai ibn Jallaleddin ibn Rashid al Kushi, and his former slave, the Irishman Aidan O'Dere.
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