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Sofia Hardcover – April 1, 1996

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From Library Journal

When Giorgio Veniero first sees Sofia Baffo in the Venetian convent garden, he is struck by the power of her beauty and the sheer force of her personality. In spite of her youth, the governor of Corfu's daughter is determined to make an advantageous match. Failing to achieve this aim in Venice, she is sent home under Veniero's supervision. During the trip, their ship is captured by Turkish pirates, and they are both sold into slavery. Undaunted, Sofia begins her climb to power in the Sultan's harem. Chamberlain (Tamar, Forge, 1994) has written a fascinating tale that would have been a good deal better had it been longer and had the author lavished the same detail on her characters that she did on the setting. For large historical fiction collections.?Cynthia Johnson, Cary Memorial Lib., Lexington, Mass.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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This elaborately detailed melodrama is set in the mysterious and enthralling world of the Ottoman Empire during the sixteenth century. When their ship is seized by Turkish pirates, a beautiful Venetian noblewoman and a virile young Italian sailor are kidnapped and sold into slavery. Ravishing and willful, Sofia Baffo is immediately procured for the royal seraglio. Fascinated by harem life and specially favored by the mother of the sultan, Sofia begins to exercise and relish an inordinate and exhilarating amount of power. Unfortunately, Giorgio Veniero does not experience such a pleasant fate. Brutally castrated and marketed as a eunuch, Giorgio struggles to rediscover and redefine his manhood. A vivid and lush brand of historical fiction. Margaret Flanagan

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  • ISBN-13 : 978-0312861100
  • Hardcover : 364 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0312861109
  • Item Weight : 1.2 pounds
  • Dimensions : 5.75 x 1.5 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : Forge; 1st edition (April 1, 1996)
  • Language: : English
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