He is the most envied man in the world, yet he can no find peace.
History itself records how Suleiman resolved all these dilemmas, but what he did in the end defies rational explanation. So what really happened behind the doors of the Sublime Porte?
But there are wheels within wheels; in the Italian colony, two men and a woman inextricably enmeshed in the politics of the Harem struggle with similar questions of life and the passions of the heart; how far should we go to make someone love us?
This is the astonishing conclusion to the story begun in Harem; from the shadowed cloister of the seraglio to the mountain fastnesses of Persia; from the private steam baths of pashas to the dusty battlefields of the steppe; from the Sultan’s palace to the midnight docks at Galata, this is a tale of vengeance and devotion, ruthlessness and compassion, as astounding as it is true.
Colin Falconer is the best selling author of When We Were Gods and Aztec and over twenty other novels. His books have been translated into seventeen languages.
(76,000 words; ebook $4.99 USD)
Reviews of Seraglio
“Set in the 16th century, Harem, and its sequel Seraglio, weave a spectacular, haunting tale of malice, obsession, and zeal set in the magnificent Harem of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, Lord of Lords of this World, Possessor of Men’s Necks, Allah’s Deputy, and absolute ruler of the mighty Ottoman Empire.
“Each chapter ends with a gripping cliff-hanger that makes the book irresistible and unputdownable.” —Mirella Patzer, Historical Novel Review