The Oracle of Stamboul

Author(s): Michael David Lukas

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A magical historical novel about an astonishing eight year old girl in the last days of the Ottoman Empire. It is 1877, on the shores of the Black Sea, and the omens for the newborn Eleanora Cohen are hardly promising. Not only does her mother die in childbirth, but her village is being attacked by the Tsar's Royal Cavalry. However, despite this bad beginning, a sour stepmother and a traumatic journey in the hold of a ship, young Eleanora grows into a remarkably clever but very engaging child. And when a heartbreaking tragedy leaves her marooned in Istanbul, where spies and boarded-up harems and sudden death are as much a part of life as delicious spices, Paris fashions and rosewater, it is Eleanora's extraordinary courage and character which lead her straight to the Sultan's court, and to her salvation.


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Michael David Lukas was born in 1979 and lives in California, where he teaches primary-school children Creative Writing and writes travel journalism. This is his first novel

General Fields

  • : 9780755377695
  • : Headline Publishing Group
  • : Headline Publishing Group
  • : 0.558
  • : February 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael David Lukas
  • : Hardback
  • : 320