Why Join?

  • Add New Books

  • Write a Review

  • Backpack Reading Lists

  • Monthly Newsletter

Join Now

The Sultan’s Wife

The Sultan’s Wife

Author(s): Jane Johnson

Location(s): London, Morocco

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1677

Location

Content

The year is 1677. Behind the magnificent walls and towering arches of the Palace of Meknes, captive chieftain’s son and now a lowly scribe, Nus Nus is framed for murder. As he attempts to evade punishment for the bloody crime, Nus Nus finds himself trapped in a vicious plot, caught between the three most powerful figures in the court: the cruel and arbitrary Sultan Moulay Ismail, one of the most tyrannical rulers in history: his monstrous wife Zidana, famed for her use of poison and black magic: and the conniving Grand Vizier. Meanwhile, a young Englishwoman named Alys Swann has been taken prisoner by Barbary corsairs and brought to the court . She faces a simple choice: renounce her faith and join the Sultan’s harem: or die. As they battle for survival, Alys and Nus Nus find themselves thrust into an unlikely alliance – an alliance that will become a deep and moving relationship in which these two outsiders will find sustenance and courage in the most perilous of circumstances.

Review this Book

To review this book, please

Log in

Book Reviews

Lead Review

This book is hugely evocative of North Africa – the sights, the smells, the culture, together with great depictions of London at the time, and the court of Charles II.

Read review

Join TripFiction and take part in our weekly GIVEAWAYS!

Other benefits of membership include:

   Receiving an entertaining monthly newsletter

   Adding new books to the site

   Reviewing books you have read