Volume 1 of the Ottoman Quartet
A robust, fantastically written saga set through the fall of 1 of history's maximum empires.
Altan's "Ottoman Quartet" spans the fifty years among the ultimate a long time of the nineteenth century and the post-WWI upward push of Atatürk as either unchallenged chief and visionary reformer of the hot Turkey.The 4 books within the quartet inform the gripping tales of an unforgettable forged of characters, between them: an Ottoman military officer, the Sultan's own health practitioner, a scion of the royal condo whose Western schooling brings him into clash along with his family's legacy, and a beguiling Turkish aristocrat who, whereas keen on her emancipated existence in Paris, reveals herself interested in a conservative Muslim non secular leader.
Intrigue, betrayal, love, struggle, growth, and culture supply a colourful backdrop opposed to which the lives of those characters play out. all of the whereas, the society that spawned them is reworking and the elegant Empire disintegrating.
Here is a Turkish saga comparable to War and Peace, written in full of life, modern prose that strains not just the social currents of the time but additionally the erotic and emotional lives of its characters. the feminine characters in Altan's gripping saga will upend prejudices approximately Turkey, the center East, and Muslim nations.
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