Altai

Altai is a perfect historical novel that deserves to be read with the Ottoman Empire, the Republic of Venice, Yasef Nasi, Selim II, Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, Manuel Cardoso, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Gracia Nasi, Memi Reis and Ismail El-Muhavi.”

I am starting to know you Byzantine, New Rome, Rumiyye el-Kubrâ, Constantinople, Istanbul….The city of five thousand mosques!

After an explosion at an armory in Venice in 1569, the spymaster Emanuele De Zante was deceived by the people he trusted the most. After escaping from Venice, De Zante found himself in the Ottoman Empite within the presence of Yasef Nasi, who tried to create a kingdom for Jews in Cyprus and who was the close friend of Sultan Selim II. Returning back to his Jewish origins he wanted to forget and known as Manuel Cardoso, De Zante was going to be the man Nasi trusted the most.

Altai is a perfect historical novel that deserves to be read with the Ottoman Empire, the Republic of Venice, Yasef Nasi, Selim II, Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, Manuel Cardoso, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Gracia Nasi, Memi Reis and Ismail El-Muhavi.” 




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