Kidnapped by corsairs and sold into captivity in the Ottoman Empire, Sofia vows to rise above the sexual slavery of the sultan's harem, while a fellow slave, Giorgio Veniero, an Italian sailor, pays a terrible price for falling in love with Esmikhan, the sultan's daughter.
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Ann Chamberlin is the international best selling author of nine historical novels. She also writes plays, including Jihad, named best new off-off Broadway play in 1996. She lives with her family in an old farmhouse near Salt Lake City, Utah.From Library Journal:
When Giorgio Veniero first sees Sofia Baffo in the Venetian convent garden, he is struck by the power of her beauty and the sheer force of her personality. In spite of her youth, the governor of Corfu's daughter is determined to make an advantageous match. Failing to achieve this aim in Venice, she is sent home under Veniero's supervision. During the trip, their ship is captured by Turkish pirates, and they are both sold into slavery. Undaunted, Sofia begins her climb to power in the Sultan's harem. Chamberlain (Tamar, Forge, 1994) has written a fascinating tale that would have been a good deal better had it been longer and had the author lavished the same detail on her characters that she did on the setting. For large historical fiction collections.?Cynthia Johnson, Cary Memorial Lib., Lexington, Mass.
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Book Description Forge, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312861109
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