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Michael David Lukas
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C. P. Lesley
C. P. Lesley rated it 7 years ago
A precocious young girl, an ancient prophecy, and an empire in decline—classic elements of historical fiction. But the setting (late 19th-century Ottoman Romania and Istanbul) is unusual; the heroine, Eleonora Cohen, beautifully portrayed; and the ending satisfying. My one complaint is that even an ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 9 years ago
Dedication: To my siblings -Adam and Anna, Coleman and Allison -for reminding me what matters;and to Hayley,for everything.Acknowledgements at the front; what a gentleman.Opening Quote: 'Ah, Stamboul! Of all the names that can enchant me, this one re,mains the most magical.' Pierre Loti.Opening: Ele...
DP9 rated it 9 years ago
Wow. Beautifully written. The author uses the most delicious metaphors, and I found myself breaking off reading at times to re-read & savour some of the more striking ones. Not quite sure why it's taken my 3 weeks to read this - it's not a difficult book by any means, and the story was a bit thin in...
Chance's Take on Books
Chance's Take on Books rated it 10 years ago
I was ready to be charmed. After reading too much violence and gore lately, I was ready for history and subtle intrigue. Unfortunately, The Oracle of Stamboul was flat and lifeless for me. The descriptive writing was nice in places, but I never felt the heartbeat of the characters. They moved about ...
The Zoe Zone
The Zoe Zone rated it 10 years ago
Started out not too badly, then around halfway through the story stalled, and I began to care less and less about the characters, and the story continued to flounder...eventually I gave myself permission to go read something else.
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