Demet Altınyeleklioğlu was born in Ankara. She obtained a degree from Ankara University's Faculty of Political Sciences and Journalism and a master's degree from Haceteppe University in Educational Communications. From 1980 onwards, she worked as a producer for TRT Turkish Radio and Television Corporation and was a director on various levels. She has translated a few novels and continues to translate. Demet Altınyeleklioğlu lives in Bodrum and Miami with her family.
Sultana Kosem: In The Harem (Magnificent Century Book 1)
Sultana K?sem ? In the Harem, is the first in a series of novels which inspired the hit TV series ?The Magnificent Century.?
Follow the struggle for power and love intrigues at the Sultan?s court, and a ready-for-anything young Greek girl, an angel and demon all in one, who finds herself kidnapped and eventually sold into the Sultan?s harem when she was barely fifteen. From then on, she was supposed to be one of the Sultan?s harem slaves.
However, fate decides differently. Ahmed I?s grandmother notices her unusual beauty, charm, and intelligence and the Sultana takes the young country girl under her wing, to prepare her for the part she once played.
Ultimately, the subjects will call her The Black Queen, but for Sultan Ahmed I, she was his Mahpeyker ? ?Dearest Moon.? But deep within, she remains Anastasia, a simple girl from one of the Greek Isles.
Anastasia becomes the most powerful woman in the Ottoman Empire, the Sultan?s wife. As Sultana Mahpeyker K?sem, she challenges palace intrigues, has to be always vigilant of her enemies, as well as be wary of death and treason hiding behind every corner.Buy on Amazon Buy on Barnes & Noble