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Set in the heart of the exotic Ottoman Empire during the first years of its chaotic decline, Michael David Lukas’ elegantly crafted, utterly enchanting debut novel follows a gifted young girl who dares to charm a sultan—and change the course of history, for the empire and the world. An enthralling literary adventure, perfect for readers entranced by the mixture of historical fiction and magical realism in Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass, Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red, or Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, Lukas’ evocative tale of prophesy, intrigue, and courage unfolds with the subtlety of a Turkish mosaic and the powerful majesty of an epic for the ages.  
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lukas…brings a raconteur’s sense of storytelling, a traveler’s eye for color and a scholar’s sense of history to his first novel…Lukas has given us a Turkish delight.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “A gem of a first novel…an appealing blend of magical and historical realism…This is a polished literary work that will appeal to a wide readership.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “The exotic sights and sounds of nineteenth-century Turkey spring vividly to life in Lukas’ promising debut.”


  • “A magical debut.”

    Good Housekeeping

  • “Michael David Lukas charms in his debut.”

    Vanity Fair

  • “Beautifully conveys the flavor of Turkish culture.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Selected for the March 2011 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jodee | 5/17/2011

    " The plot had so much potential and fell flat "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda | 5/7/2011

    " A beautifully written book and an engaging tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenny | 5/3/2011

    " The quality of the prose was very high, much higher than the quality of the storytelling. I will definitely pick up the next book by Michael David Lukas, but I don't know that I would necessarily recommend this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diane | 4/23/2011

    " This book is beautifully written by so disappointing because it didn't resolve, it felt as if the book is only half a book. I wanted to much more. But this is one talented writer. "

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