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An intense thriller

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⁣When a strange, tattoo-covered man mysteriously appears in the sultan’s bedroom, he sets off a chain of events that will alter the course of history. ⁣

The rule of the Ottoman Empire—it’s laws, beliefs, customs—has extend across Europe, existing for over 300 years. On the outside everything appears peaceful and wonderful. When a strange, tattoo-covered man suddenly appears, the mystery surrounding him and the things he says leads many to question whether the peace they experience is worth the apparent cost. ⁣

Empire of Lies is a page-turning thriller that kept me guessing and was full of surprises. Khoury’s descriptions are powerful; from the settings to the action and fighting, I was able to picture and then immerse myself in the story. The characters are themselves exciting, Nisreen being my favorite. ⁣