Twins, Iskander and Osman, are inseparable. Living in the hills of Anatolia, the nomadic life of their tribe is all they've ever known. But when janisseries come to their home, Iskander is sent to Constantinople to work as a slave in the Sultan's palace, for, according to the Sultan's decree, one son is enough for any family. Osman swears he will find and free his brother somehow, but how can he overcome the impossible distance that now lies between them, the wishes of their family, and the decree of the Sultan?
Peggy Woodford is a successful author of fiction for older children. Her titles include Jane's Story, a novel written from the point of view of a young girl who has experienced kidney failure, Abraham's Legacy, The Girl With A Voice and Monster In Our Midst. Peggy lives in London.