by Cora Buhlert
When their Armenian village is raided and their family slaughtered, the sisters Naira and Margarid are sold into slavery and separated. Naira ends up in the harem of Sultan Abdul Selim, ruler of the Ottoman Empire. Here, the slightest disobedience is punished with utmost severity. But with Margarid in mortal danger, Naira is willing to face death to regain her freedom and save her sister's life.