16th Century Female Guards? How cool is that?!

However, I must admit, when I was writing the first book, I didn’t have much patience for research. (I was too excited!) I read that these female guards existed, but there is very little written about them. Some of the women chosen were Habshi in origin. What is Habshi? Siddi people, descendants from Bantu people. Indians who descended from African people? This just keeps getting better and better! This was an opportunity to include a character in the story to befriend Mehr.

I randomly choose a name for a female guard character, and weeks later I find that is the name of an actual guard of the time!

How easy is it to find images of what my Fatima character may have looked like?

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