The Steel Seraglio

The Steel Seraglio

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by Mike Carey, Linda Carey, Louise Carey
     
 

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Cast out of the Arabian city of Bessa by the new tyrannical sultan, a harem of 365 women must forge an army, a seraglio of steel, and use it to take back the city. But even if they succeed, their troubles will just be beginning—because their most dangerous enemy is within their own number . . . .  See more details below

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Cast out of the Arabian city of Bessa by the new tyrannical sultan, a harem of 365 women must forge an army, a seraglio of steel, and use it to take back the city. But even if they succeed, their troubles will just be beginning—because their most dangerous enemy is within their own number . . . .

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The family Carey (spouses Mike and Linda, daughter Louise) team up to explore the ancient city of Bessa and the horrors that befall it. When the sultan of the city is killed in a religious uprising, his concubines barely escape. Trapped in the desert, they are saved only because one of their number, Zuleika, is actually a trained assassin. Led by Zuleika, strong-willed Gursoon, and Rem, a cursed librarian who was cast out for the crime of preserving knowledge, they wander in search of hope. The Careys nest smaller tales within the larger story and often jump around in time; it’s a good approach, backed by fast pacing and great characters, and the occasional tonal stumble like “What happens in the deep desert, stays in the deep desert” is negligible in light of the thrilling tale. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781926851532
Publisher:
ChiZine Publications
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
778,569
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.94(h) x 1.09(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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