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Publisher Description

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.  

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
February 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Hatknit ,

Oracle of Stamboul

The cover drew me to the book to start, and I found the topic fascinating. It is a look into a culture and time in history I had not read much about before. I chose it for my book group, and look forward to their responses. Eleonora was a brave and exceptional little girl, who took what life threw at her and, with some help and guidance, made her own path into the world.

Bobbi W ,

The Oracle of Stamboul

I loved the visual imagery in the book. I thought the Hoopoes were especially intriguing. About two thirds through I felt like this was the beginning of a trilogy. It was very well written, but I expected it to go further. Perhaps it will.

GWBGrampy ,

The Oracle of Stamboul

Fascinating story and characters. I certainly hope there is another book soon to follow.

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