Leisure, Nov 2004
In 1562 Istanbul, Turkey, with the death of their royal father, one son Ibrahim begins slaughtering his brothers and rivals. Only because his English mother warned him is Prince Dariq able to escape the fratricide; Ibrahim killed every other contender in the onslaught.
Two years later, Dariq and his pirates use the island of Lisp as a base as they sail the Mediterranean on the Revenge raiding Turkish ships. This time they stop the Ottoman, which is carrying a special treasure for Ibrahim. Lady Willow Foxburn has been sold to Ibrahim for a princely sum of gold. While all she wants is to go home to her father in England, Dariq sees her as a pawn to barter with his enemy, Willow for his mother. However, as the trade is set and the time to exchange draws close, Dariq and Willow fall in love.
This pirate romance uses Turkey, the Dardanelles, and the Eastern Mediterranean as a backdrop to provide a fresh tale that has an exotic and erotic taste to it.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner