Blue Dome Press, Paperback, 9781935295259, 519pp.
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Mahperi the Moon Queen survived in a competitive court ruled by both love and hate in an era of builders and destroyers. Armed with intelligence and determination, she courageously weathered power struggles with male and female rivals, wars with the Mongols, intrigue at the court, and ultimate betrayal to become one of the most influential figures in the empire. Inspired by true events and people, Moon Queen weaves a bright carpet of inspiration, by turns inspiring and heartbreaking, providing a new perspective on one of the most glorious periods of Turkish history.
About the Author
Katharine Branning, MLS, is Vice-President of the French Institute Alliance Francaise in New York City. Specializing in Islamic arts, Branning has conducted annual field work in Turkey since 1978, edited books and curated exhibits on Seljuk architecture and decorative arts. She is the author of Yes, I Would Love another Glass of Tea, a collection of letters on Turkey. She lives in New York City."