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.