The Steel Seraglio

The Steel Seraglio

Book - 2012
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"The sultan Bokhari Al-Bokhari of Bessa has 365 concubines--until a violent coup puts the city in the hands of the religious zealot Hakkim Mehdad. Hakkim has no use for the pleasures of the flesh: he condemns the women first to exile and then to death. Cast into the desert, the concubines must rely on themselves and each other to escape from the new sultan's fanatical pursuit. But their goals go beyond mere survival: with the aid of the champions who emerge from among them, they intend to topple the usurper and retake Bessa from the repressive power that now controls it."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Chizine, c2012.
ISBN: 9781926851532
Call Number: CAREY
Characteristics: 424 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Subjects: Harems -- Fiction.
Desert survival -- Fiction.
Coups d'état -- Fiction.
Revenge -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Science fiction.


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multcolib_ednak Aug 17, 2015

How do you turn 363 pampered women into a guerrilla army?
Kill the husband;
exile them to the desert; then, threaten to kill their children. What happens next has to be read to be believed...


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