Book Reviews of The Kadin

The Kadin
The Kadin
Author: Bertrice Small
ISBN-13: 9780380016990
ISBN-10: 0380016990
Publication Date: 2/1/1978
Pages: 441
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 86 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was a bit darker than some I've read by this author. Less romance and more political intrigue. Lots of lopping off of heads,poisonings,and throwing women into the water(in a rock filled sack).
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a new favorite. It is truly an epic novel with several generations envolved. A good read since you feel you now know them all.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of Small's earlier and better historical dramas.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was very well written. Once I started reading I had a hard time putting it down. The character development was amazing. I like reading books that are uplifting and make me feel good/happy when I get to the ending and that wasn't the case with this one.
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This book provides a magical and sometimes bizarre reading experience, IMHO.

THE KADIN is (appropriately) divided into five segments. From my personal viewpoint, each segment had a different "reading feel" of its own.

Embark into this particular reading journey with your eyes wide open. Forget all your pre-conceived expectations of what a "love story" novel should deliver. This book does not follow convention, it breaks some of Romancelandia's capital rules.

There has been enough written in other reviews about plot development, historical content, etc.. Suffices to say that to me, the first three parts of the book had more of the intense, "can't put it down", awesome storytelling flavor than the last two. Although the last two parts were not necessarily uninteresting, they do move slower and include some unnecessary repetition. There is a bit too much "angst" for my taste. Lots of heartbreak and even what I perceived as character development inconsistencies.

Overall, this is a book worth reading.
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Helpful Score: 1
My FAVORITE Bertrice Small! All that's good about her books, with plenty of harem intrigue, political positioning and hot romance!
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Wonderful - a classic!
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I couldn't hardly put this one down!
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Historical romance.
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Abducted from a life of privilege, she was sold into slavery in a distant land. For Lady Janet Leslie, there would be no escaping the harem of the wealthy and powerful Sultan Selim. But from the moment the handsome ruler spied his breathtaking "Cyra," he was captivated-enflamed by the fiery desire that coursed through his veins. She belonged to him, body and soul-yet it was he who was enslaved.
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History, remarkable story telling powers, of Bertrice Small. Romantic past, Lady Janet Leslie abducted into slavery, was she enslaved or the sultan?
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Very good book. Bertrice Small has a way with history that compells you to keep reading. I find it very difficult to put her books down. I loved the story about Cyra. I have read many of her other books which mention her and it was great to finally read about the historical matriarch.
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continual action and surprises a great read.
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wonderful historical details
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From the back cover...

Abducted from a life of privilege, she was sold into slavery in a distant land. For Lady Janet Leslie, there would be no escaping the harem of the wealthy and powerful Sultan Selim. But from the moment the handsome ruler spied his breathtaking "Cyra," he was captivated-enflamed by the fiery desire that coursed through his veins. She belonged to him, body and soul-yet it was he who was enslaved.
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Book Description

Abducted from a life of privilege, she was sold into slavery in a distant land. For Lady Janet Leslie there would be no escaping the harem of the wealthy and powerful Sultan Selim. But from the moment the handsome ruler spied his breathtaking "Cyra," was captivated -- by the fiery desire that coursed through his veins. She belonged to him, body and soul -yet it was he who was enslaved.

Praised for her keen sense of history and remarkable storytelling powers, the bestselling author of The Spitfire displays the passionate magic that has made her a national favorite -sweeping the reader into the romantic past, from the magnificence of Renaissance Europe to the perfumed splendor of a Sultan's court.
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Awesome!!
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Abducted from a life of privilege, she was sold into slavery in a distant land. For Lady Janet Leslie there would be no escaping the harem of the wealthy and powerful Sultan Selim. But from the moment the handsome ruler spied his breathtaking "Cyra," was captivated -- by the fiery desire that coursed through his veins. She belonged to him, body and soul -yet it was he who was enslaved.

Praised for her keen sense of history and remarkable storytelling powers, the bestselling author of The Spitfire displays the passionate magic that has made her a national favorite -sweeping the reader into the romantic past, from the magnificence of Renaissance Europe to the perfumed splendor of a Sultan's court.