Friday, August 17, 2007

THE PRINCES OF THE GOLDEN CAGE by Nathalie Mallet

On Wednesday, THE PRINCES OF THE GOLDEN CAGE (Canada, UK) by Canadian debut writer Nathalie Mallet was released. Here is the book description:

Prince Amir lives in a lavish and beautiful cage. He lives in a palace with hundreds of his brothers, all barred by law from ever leaving the palace until he, or one of his brothers, becomes the next Sultan. Living under constant threat of death at the hands of his scheming brothers, Amir has chosen a life of solitude and study. His scholarly and alchemical pursuits bring him under suspicion when his brothers begin to die from seemingly supernatural means. Amir finds himself thrown together with his brother Erik, the son of a barbarian princess. Together they must discover the dark secret that is stalking the halls of their golden cage.

According to the author's weblog, this novel is based on the Ottoman Turks. Since the Turkish empire is a pet historical period of mine, this novel piques my interest. However, I was unable to find any first chapter excerpts.

Here is an article from her local newspaper, the Prince George Citizen (first item). I also found a review by John Kilma, but not much else. Here is a post that her agent put up back in January showing the original cover art for the book. I found it interesting how the concept changed. I like the final version better.

5 comments:

Remy said...

This is actually next on my "to read" list. I will probably have a review up in the middle of the week.

Tia Nevitt said...

I will look for it.

Kim said...

Interesting premise. Put all the princes together and the one to survive gets to be Sultan!

Tia Nevitt said...

I thought so as well. I read a historical novel on the same time period years ago. It's a fascinating historical period.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to get this one, interesting premise to say the least!!!