Odalisque: Book One of the Percheron Saga
by Fiona McIntosh
Cover Artist: Greg Bridges
Eos Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780060899059
Date: 01 March, 2007 List Price $14.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From back of book: Captured by slave traders, Lazar fought his way to freedom and the coveted position of Spur of Percheron, charged with protecting his adopted city from enemies on both sides of its walls. For years, he has led a charmed life. Confidant of the Zar, he can have any woman and enjoys privileges granted to a small few. But now his protector, Zar Joreb, has died and the winds of change are blowing....
Though Joreb's 15-year-old heir, Boaz, is the new Zar, the balance of power in the Harem is in the hands of his mother, the striking and cruelly ambitious Herezah, who plans to rule Percheron through her son. her will is soon challenged by a beautiful new odalisque of the harem, Ana, a spirited youth who captures Lazar's heart. Yearning for freedom, Ana tries to escape--a defiant act that will ensnare the entire palace and even the gods themselves.