An Arabian Nights mystery where Ismail's storytelling entertains the sultan. "I have a story to tell you. It is a tale of adventure, of love, and deception, of destiny and death.
It is a tale of kings, and emperors, and of beautiful princesses; but also of poets, pirates, and priests.
It is a story to entertain and instruct, to stir the blood, to inflame the senses, to dizzy the mind and rouse the soul..." 'If you like your historical fiction full of action, intelligent and well-researched, then you'll be captivated by Killeen's interweaving plot lines.' David Viner in The Bookseller