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The Sultan's Wife Jane Johnson

The Sultan's Wife By Jane Johnson

The Sultan's Wife by Jane Johnson

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A romantic historical adventure, set in the tyrannical court of King Ismail, the17th-century ruler of Morocco.

The Sultan's Wife Summary

The Sultan's Wife by Jane Johnson

A sweeping historical adventure, set in 17th-century Morocco, from the bestselling author of Court of Lions. Morocco, 1677 The tyrannical King Ismail resides over the palace of Meknes. Through the sweltering heat of the palace streets, Nus Nus, slave to the king, is sent to the apothecary. There he discovers the bloody corpse of the herb man, and becomes entangled in a plot to frame him for the murder. Meanwhile, young, fair Alys Swann is captured during her crossing to England, where she is due to be wed. Sold into Ismail's harem, she is forced to choose: renounce her faith or die. An unlikely alliance develops between Alys and Nus Nus, one that will help them to survive the horrifying ordeals of King Ismail's court. Brimming with rich historical detail and peppered with real characters, from Charles I to Samuel Pepys, The Sultan's Wife is a story of enduring love and adventure. 'Jane Johnson writes the sort of books you want to tell everyone about... I'm addicted' Katie Fforde 'An utterly compelling story' Stuart MacBride 'An irresistible page turner - I loved it' Barbara Erskine 'Full of intrigue, deceit, skulduggery and murder' Ben Kane

The Sultan's Wife Reviews

Jane Johnson writes the sort of books you want to tell everyone about - they hook you from the first page and sweep you along with passion, history and romance. I'm addicted -- Katie Fforde
Full of intrigue, deceit, skulduggery and murder. It has romance in it, but also heartbreak and personal tragedy. It's deeply evocative of North Africa - the sights, the smells, the culture, but there are also great depictions of London at the time, and the court of Charles II. I really enjoyed it -- Ben Kane
Deftly recreating the court intrigue of the tyrannical Moroccan Sultan Moulay Ismail - with all its trappings of superstition, black magic and torture - it sucks you down through interleaving layers steeped in blood, sweat and raw adrenalin, to a mesmerising bedrock of real history... The Sultan's Wife gets inside you, conjuring its magic long after you read the last line' -- Tahir Shah
Gripping and evocative. An utterly compelling story -- Stuart MacBride
An irresistible page turner - I loved it -- Barbara Erskine

About Jane Johnson

Jane Johnson is a British novelist and publisher. Her novels include The Sea Gate, Court of Lions, The Tenth Gift and The Salt Road. She is the UK editor for George R.R. Martin, Robin Hobb and Dean Koontz and was for many years publisher of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Married to a Berber chef she met while researching The Tenth Gift, she lives in Cornwall and Morocco.

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The Sultan's Wife by Jane Johnson
Used - Very Good
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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