Welcome to my stop on the Book Birthday Blitz for The Guilded Cage on the Bosphorus – Ayşe Osmanoğlu. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the tour invite and the review copy. Read on for more info and my review.
Brothers bound by blood but fated to be enemies. Can their Empire survive or will it crumble into myth?
Since his younger brother usurped the Imperial throne, Sultan Murad V has been imprisoned with his family for nearly thirty years.
The new century heralds immense change. Anarchy and revolution threaten the established order. Powerful enemies plot the fall of the once mighty Ottoman Empire. Only death will bring freedom to the enlightened former sultan. But the waters of the Bosphorus run deep: assassins lurk in shadows, intrigue abounds, and scandal in the family threatens to bring destruction of all that he holds dear…
For over six hundred years the history of the Turks and their vast and powerful Empire has been inextricably linked to the Ottoman dynasty. Can this extraordinary family, and the Empire they built, survive into the new century?
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Imperial Istanbul,The Gilded Cage on the Bosphorus is a spellbinding tale of love, duty and sacrifice.
Evocative and utterly beguiling,The Gilded Cage on the Bosphorus is perfect for fans of Colin Falconer, Kate Morton and Philippa Gregory.
The Guilded Cage on the Bosphorus by Ayşe Osmanoğlu is beautifully written. It is an account of the trials and tribulations of this family, and it moved me. It took me through all the emotions, and I was just very impressed with the writing.
The story moves along at an excellent pace and keeps you invested in these people and their lives. The way they are all tied together was nicely written and I was never confused.
This is quite a compelling read. I wasn’t sure what it would be like when I started reading but am happy to have it in my “read” collection, and have a new-to-me author to follow.
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Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the review copy and the opportunity to honestly review this book on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Ayşe Osmanoğlu is a member of the Imperial Ottoman family, being descended from Sultan Murad V through her grandfather and from Sultan Mehmed V (Mehmed Reşad) through her grandmother. After reading History and Politics at the University of Exeter, she then obtained an M.A. in Turkish Studies at SOAS, University of London, specialising in Ottoman History. She lives in the UK with her husband and five children.
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