The Sultan's Favorite

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Rejected by the only woman he loved, a man with a deformed face tries to leave his past and begins working as an architect. As the years pass, he is summoned by the Sultan of the Ottomans to build a new palace. Intrigued, he agrees and begins what he thinks will be his greatest accomplishment. Yet even in another land, he cannot escape his bitterness at the world. His anger increases when the creation of the ruler's home appears impossible. But the arrival of the sultan's newest wife takes him to a challenge he never imagined. As widow to the ruler of Constantinople, Alexandria is forced to marry the sultan of the Ottomans in exchange for peace. As the third wife, she soon finds that accepting her new life is by far harder than she imagined. And when the sultan orders her to work with his architect on her new court, Alexandria discovers a man that hides not only his face, but also his heart.

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The Sultan's Favorite

Submitted: July 14, 2008

Rejected by the only woman he loved, a man with a deformed face tries to leave his past and begins working as an architect. As the years pass, he is summoned by the Sultan of the Ottomans to build a new palace. Intrigued, he agrees and begins what he thinks will be his greatest accomplishment. Yet even in another land, he cannot escape his bitterness at the world. His anger increases when the creation of the ruler's home appears impossible. But the arrival of the sultan's newest wife takes him to a challenge he never imagined. As widow to the ruler of Constantinople, Alexandria is forced to marry the sultan of the Ottomans in exchange for peace. As the third wife, she soon finds that accepting her new life is by far harder than she imagined. And when the sultan orders her to work with his architect on her new court, Alexandria discovers a man that hides not only his face, but also his heart.
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Alexandria

Submitted: August 07, 2008

Chapter 2 "Welcome!" exclaimed a beautiful woman wrapped in rich white robes. "I am Iris, the sultan's first wife." She gestured to t... Read Chapter

The Secret

Submitted: August 07, 2008

Chapter 3 Erik cursed as he looked up at the sky from where he stood on the scaffolding. The sun had begun to fade, and the slaves sh... Read Chapter

The Second Wife

Submitted: August 07, 2008

Warning - this chapter has a rape scene. Chapter 4 Alexandria swallowed hard as she walked slowly down the corridor. She was hopi... Read Chapter

A beautiful mind

Submitted: October 18, 2008

"Manuel, come here now!" demanded Erik to a young man not far from him. They were outside on a large hill overlooking the construction of... Read Chapter

The Deal with the Demon

Submitted: October 18, 2008

Alexandria watched as the sultan was dressed by slaves. It was now morning, and once again she was in his bed. She looked forward to retu... Read Chapter

The Love of Faust

Submitted: October 18, 2008

Alexandria sighed as she looked out the window from her bed. It was an overcast day with the clouds moving in rapidly. She could smell th... Read Chapter

Dangerous Gratitude

Submitted: October 18, 2008

"The sultan's chief eunuch is here to see you." Erik looked up from the table where he had been carefully making adjustments to the m... Read Chapter

Forced Traditions

Submitted: October 18, 2008

Erik slammed the door behind him as he shoved past Manuel, who was carrying a number of his things. After leaving the sultan, Erik was no... Read Chapter

A New Life

Submitted: October 18, 2008

"Now, Mistress! Push! Push!" exclaimed the midwife as she knelt between Iris's legs. Iris was in excruciating pain at this point, and... Read Chapter

Inspiration

Submitted: October 18, 2008

"Go on, take your leave," said Erik gruffly to Manuel, who stood awkwardly in the doorway of his apartment. Several days had passed since... Read Chapter

Changing Winds

Submitted: November 02, 2008

Chapter 13 "Someone is coming, mistress!" Anna exclaimed. Startled that someone would visit at this time of night, Alexandria qui... Read Chapter

Constantinople

Submitted: November 02, 2008

Chapter 14 Alexandria smiled widely as she entered the small palace that was once her home with Karim. They finally arrived after wha... Read Chapter

Titus

Submitted: November 02, 2008

Chapter 15 Pain. Alexandria had never felt such pain in her life. Her head screamed of it. When she opened her eyes, she could no... Read Chapter

Betrayal

Submitted: November 02, 2008

Chapter 16 "Where have you been?" snapped the captain of the guard. Erik scowled at him as he entered Constantinople's palace. "I... Read Chapter

Another Cage with no Bars

Submitted: November 02, 2008

Chapter 17 The sound of water. Alexandria heard the flowing rush becoming louder as she was dragged down what appeared to be a tu... Read Chapter

The Pool of Blood

Submitted: November 02, 2008

Chapter 18 Erik dismounted his horse where the stream he was following flowed through a rocky area. He led Renover to a small hill. L... Read Chapter

A Proper Burial

Submitted: November 02, 2008

Chapter 19 Alexandria struggled to her feet. Erik was slightly in front of her, but she could still see the blazing look in Titus's e... Read Chapter

Revealed

Submitted: November 02, 2008

Chapter 20 Erik winced at the pain in his side but continued to hold Alexandria through the night. He was fairly certain when Titus p... Read Chapter

The Storm

Submitted: November 02, 2008

Chapter 21 Erik held Alexandria securely in front of him as they rode Renthrough the rocky hills. He considered having her sit behind... Read Chapter

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