Ebook The Aviary Gate


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  • The Aviary Gate
  • Katie Hickman
  • Italian
  • 20 December 2020
  • 9788811686392

Katie Hickman Ç 3 review

review The Aviary Gate 103 Indar è un ricco mercante in missione per conto della Regina d'Inghilterra Ha il compito di portare al sultano un regalo uno splendido orologio musicale Ma mentre procedono i negoziati la sua attenzione viene attratta da una voce sempre più insistente Si dice che nell'harem ci sia una nuova schiava una donna dagli occhi azzurri e dalla pelle di luna Che sia Celia la sua promessa sposa che lui crede ormai morta da tempo E' possibile che non sia annegata ma che sia stata fatta prigioniera dai turchi Paul deve scoprire la verità deve incontrarla almeno una volta Ma penetrare nelle stanze proibite del palazzo reale è uasi impossibile e. Mystery History and Love Story during the Ottoman EmpireHaunting refreshingly different the story begins when a small scrap of old manuscript dating to 1599 is accidentally discovered among the texts of Elizabeth s studies Elizabeth feels she must learn the fate of Celia the betrothed daughter of the ship s captain after his ship has floundered Celia has been captured brought to the Sultan s harem So begins our student s research delving into the realm of the Sultans and Harems of the old Ottoman empire in her search for what became of Celia whose life was obviously the focus of the original manuscript This book is an easy and fascinating read hard to put down The chapters are well defined so that switching over the 400 years from the happenings of the past to current times is as smooth as one could wish for Rather than distracting this shift makes the story powerful and flowingThe book is well written great continuity in both centuries and very informative as well Katie Hickman s research is very well done and there are many real people represented in the book as well as the fictional characters This is no over the top sensationalized piece of fiction I will not give away the main thrust of the story but definitely recommend the book as a well painted portrait of a different life I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be watching for future books from this author The Painter ricco mercante in missione per conto della Regina d'Inghilterra Ha il compito di portare al sultano un Berlin FeuerlandRoman eines Aufstands reale è uasi impossibile e. Mystery History and Love Story during the Ottoman EmpireHaunting The Year's Best Horror Stories 15 refreshingly different the story begins when a small scrap of old manuscript dating to 1599 is accidentally discovered among the texts of Elizabeth s studies Elizabeth feels she must learn the fate of Celia the betrothed daughter of the ship s captain after his ship has floundered Celia has been captured brought to the Sultan s harem So begins our student s The Year's Best Horror Stories 15 research delving into the Hottest Mess realm of the Sultans and Harems of the old Ottoman empire in her search for what became of Celia whose life was obviously the focus of the original manuscript This book is an easy and fascinating Hottest Mess read hard to put down The chapters are well defined so that switching over the 400 years from the happenings of the past to current times is as smooth as one could wish for Rather than distracting this shift makes the story powerful and flowingThe book is well written great continuity in both centuries and very informative as well Katie Hickman s Hitler research is very well done and there are many Hidden real people Luther represented in the book as well as the fictional characters This is no over the top sensationalized piece of fiction I will not give away the main thrust of the story but definitely Im Augenblick des Todes Severin Boesherz #2 recommend the book as a well painted portrait of a different life I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be watching for future books from this author

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review The Aviary Gate 103 Un segreto sepolto da uattrocento anniGli intrighi dell'harem del sultanoUna storia di passione e tradimentiOxford Biblioteca bodleiana Elizabeth Stavley non crede ai suoi occhi uando tra le pagine di un antico libro di astronomia scopre il frammento di una pergamena vecchia di uattrocento anni Ha il colore dell'ambra ed è fragile come una foglia d'autunno Racconta una storia proibita Una storia rimasta nascosta per secoli che conduce nei uartieri segreti di IstanbulCostantinopoli 1599 Inglesi francesi e veneziani competono tra loro per rafforzare le relazioni diplomatiche e commerciali con il nuovo sultano dell'impero ottomano Paul P. The Aviary Gate by Kate Hickman is a lush narrative that reaches back into the sultan s harem of Constantinople 1599 to relate a bittersweet story of loyalty love and loss Elizabeth is a modern day grad student at Oxford entangled with a rake and researching captivity narratives for a bid at an MPhil She stumbles upon some clues that suggest an Englishwoman named Celia Lamprey survived a shipwreck in the late 1500s only to be sold as a slave into the Ottoman sultan s harem Elizabeth s uest to learn about the fate of Celia and to disentangle herself from her own emotional enslavement to a man who doesn t deserve her takes her from Oxford to Istanbul and while definitive proof can rarely survive four hundred years sometimes history can reach out and speak to you The Aviary Gate goes back and forth between a few months in Elizabeth s present day story and a few days in Celia s narrative While one might picture luxury and decadence in the harem Hickman focuses on the lies and secrecy that permeate what is essentially a cage for the many women kept at the beck and call of a single sultan I suppose it s not surprising to suggest that women have been catty for centuries but it s particularly apparent in a story that features such treachery and backstabbing as women vie to become the Haseki or favorite concubine of the sultan There is also the possibility for incredible loyalty between individuals but that pales in comparison to the terrible bits When Celia learns that her old fiancee Paul Pindar is in Constantinople and might be aware of the fact that she survived the shipwreck well it puts her on a desperately hopeful track that ruins any chance she had of embracing the life she s been given in the harem Hickman keeps the reader on the edge of her seat wondering if there s any chance that this story might have a happy ending and ultimately she produces a novel whose strength is in the historical details if not the character relationshipsAt one point in the novel a Turkish academic asks a rather perfectly apt uestion of Elizabeth What is this western obsession with harems Clearly the allure is for the sensual aspects which the novel seems to savor at the beginning but Hickman uickly veers away from such as complications arise While Elizabeth s love life takes a turn for the better she forgets the ass back home and meets up with a desirable Turkish man Celia has been steadily dipping into a loss of hope as she clings to a simple desire of seeing Paul one last time even if he cannot save her Hickman really does paint a vivid picture of the Ottoman Empire and the possible lives of women who were lost to the sultan s harem It s not surprising that an author noted for her nonfiction work would take such care to thoroughly research the period but all the effort is uite clear The shift from risue to bittersweet was a bit rough though and I found it to be disappointing as though Hickman wanted to provide some salacious or frightening bits but truly wanted to tell a tragic love story too which left things feeling a bit lopsided There s no creschendo to the tragic love story Paul and Celia never speak Celia never becomes a favorite of the sultan we don t know if Celia gets to see Paul we don t see Paul leave Constantinople we don t see if Celia is executed for her reckless actions We know that Paul survived and mourned her loss but that s about it and we re left unsatisfiedGiven the separation of Celia and Paul not just by palace walls but by time for it s been two years since Paul gave Celia up as drowned it s not surprising that their love story is a bit one note We never get to see them interact so each is simply harboring an image of the other that has been idealized over time Paul is simply grieving on all levels and Celia seems a bit broken even as she hopes that she might escape the harem In novels one generally finds characters who are willing to take extreme chances in order to change their lives and even if they fail they have at least made an attempt Paul and Celia both abandon the uest uite easily as they understand the odds they re up against It might be realistic but it was also uite sad Celia may have been a much substantial character as opposed to Paul but his lack of substance was surprising My own interpretation was that Paul didn t love Celia enough to risk everything for her and Celia was abandoned to her fate which uite probably includes drowning the irony being that everyone originally assumed she had drowned when the ship went down This time she d be tied into a sack and tossed from the palace walls to drown in the river if she was caught trying to open the Aviary Gate so she could see Paul again If you re looking for a glimpse at a fascinating time period then Hickman certainly delivers there but uite honestly I would suggest checking out her nonfiction work before you turn to The Aviary Gate

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review The Aviary Gate 103 Molto pericoloso Perché dietro le porte e i cancelli invalicabili dell'harem si nascondono segreti e trame silenziose lotte di potere e rivalità capaci di uccidere Soprattutto ora che il capo degli eunuchi imperiali giace in fin di vita dopo aver mangiato un dolce portato in dono dagli inglesiUn romanzo straordinario scritto magistralmente Acclamato dalla critica e dal pubblico e in corso di pubblicazione in oltre venti paesi Il giardino delle favorite racconta una storia di passioni e segreti di antiche alleanze e intrighi sinistri di tradimenti e ossessioni facendoci penetrare nel mondo sconosciuto e proibito dell'harem del sultan. I heard about this novel about 3 years ago on Radio Four Neglecting to note down the title because I was driving I discovered it again by posting a uery on an historical fiction forum I m on Funnily enough I ended up reading it just after I d read a similar tale of piracy and women carried off into captivity The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson Sadly this book wasn t in the same league as Johnson s novelThat s not to say that I didn t enjoy it because I did Hickman has clearly done her research because the tale is well written and richly described and unlike other reviewers I thought it portrayed the claustrophobia creepiness of the Sultan s harem very well I thought that the story of Celia Lamprey the heroine set in the 16th century worked very well What I felt the story lacked was a plausible modern day heroine For me she was uite two dimensional lacking depth and indeed likeability The manner in which her romantic feelings were described did not seem real to me If her part had been engaging I would have rated this book as a four star read35 stars out of five Well worth reading


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    Ebook The Aviary Gate Katie Hickman Ç 3 review read ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ç Katie Hickman Mystery History and Love Story during the Ottoman EmpireHaunting refreshingly different the story begins when a small scrap of old manuscript dating to 1599 is accidentally discovered among the texts of Elizabeth’s studies Elizabeth feels she must learn the fate of Celia the betrothed daughter of the ship’s captain after his ship has floundered Celia has been captured brought to the Sultan’s harem So begi

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    Ebook The Aviary Gate The characters do not inspire emotional attachment; the plot is sufficiently predictable to prevent reader interest and the writing style is littered with a character’s thoughts While not actively bad The Aviary Gate is boring and instantly forgettable I was disappointed

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    characters The Aviary Gate Ebook The Aviary Gate Katie Hickman Ç 3 review I heard about this novel about 3 years ago on Radio Four Neglecting to note down the title because I was driving I discovered it again by posting a uery on an historical fiction forum I'm on Funnily enough I ended up reading it just after I'd read a similar tale of piracy and women carried off into captivity The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson Sadly this book wasn't in the same league as Johnson's novelThat's not to say that I didn't enjoy it

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