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The Sultan of Byzantium

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
"Altun's prose has a dreamlike urgency" - John Ashbery

Fighting the Ottoman invaders in Constantinople, Emperor Constantine XI was killed - his body never found.

Legend has it that he escaped in a Genoese ship, cheating certain death at the hands of the Turks and earning himself the title of Immortal Emperor.

Five centuries after his disappearance, three mysterious men contact a young professor living in Istanbul. Members of a secret sect, they have guarded the Immortal Emperor's will for generations. They tell him that he is the next emperor in line and that in order to take possession of his fortune he must carry out his ancestor's last wishes.

What follows is his journey to the heart of a mystery of epic historical significance.

Selcuk Altun was born in Artvin, Turkey in 1950. He is a retired banking executive, a bibliophile and philanthropist. His novels, Songs My Mother Never Taught Me and Many and Many a Year Ago, were listed amongst the top one hundred translated crime fiction by the International Association of Crime Writers. He lives in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sultan of Byzantium
Author(s): Selcuk Altun
ISBN: 1-84659-148-1 / 978-1-84659-148-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Telegram Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sultan of Byzantium
Author(s): Selcuk Altun
Publisher: Telegram Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA