My historical fiction "For a breath in freedom" has been completed in May 2019:

A young heir of wealthy Sicilian family escapes punishment on his native land in 1392. Taking service with Serene Republic of Venice he receives a dangerous mission in Constantinople. Having not success in negotiations with Byzantines he goes to Edirne, the new capital city of Ottoman power. He is told to follow the Sultan’s court to the Ankara battlefield where the clash between Tamerlane and Sultan Bayazid I armies changes his life. Captured in slavery he is led to Samarkand. The great warlord entitles him a translator proving secret ancient manuscripts to work on. There born a slave, his son Iskander starts intensive training to become the best warrior in dreadful Tamerlane horde.

Being Odysseus of his trouble times, Iskander passes many lands on two continents, Asia and Europe to find at finally a free country, without slavery, without wars. When he steps in Republic of Ragusa and its capital Dubrovnik as a commander of an Ottoman’s squad he sees his dream comes true. There the first law protecting people from slavery in human history is issued in 1416. Ones of the greatest traders by Seas and lands reject benefits from slaves trading. But all just begins. Nothing is established, the fight to change the world and men’s thinking just starts. Iskander becomes a diplomatic tool of Dubrovnik’s Senate in Ottoman’s camp to defend their legal acts, causes and interests, and a warrior-guard of its merchants on their trading route on Ottoman territories.

 

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