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H.B. Moore is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than a dozen historical novels set in ancient Arabia and Mesoamerica. She attended the Cairo American College in Egypt and the Anglican International School in Jerusalem, and received her bachelor of science degree from Brigham Young University. She writes historical thrillers under the pen name H.B. Moore, and romance and women's fiction under the name Heather B. Moore. It can be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Join H.B. Moore's newsletter list for updates at hbmoore.com/contact.
An InD'Tale Magazine Crown Heart-awarded book "Moore does an excellent job of setting the scene of international intrigue, and although this novel is part of a series, it also works well as a stand-alone. The story jumps back and forth between the present and the past as Moore tells the story of Roxelane's capture by the Turkish army and her subsequent love affair with Suleiman. Roxelane is an excellent, strong female character, and Moore brings some obscure players from the Ottoman Empire vividly to life. She even quotes from Suleiman's actual poetry...to conjure a complex portrait of this larger-than-life figure. A satisfying historical thriller." -Kirkus Reviews "Slave Queen by H.B. Moore is a powerful entry in the thriller category, a compelling story featuring Special Agent Omar Zagouri and a complicated case...H.B. Moore has won my heart as a gifted writer and a master entertainer. Slave Queen scores many literary successes. The characters are well developed, compelling, and exciting to follow. Agent Omar Zagouri is taciturn, intelligent, and relentless, and so is his opponent, the king of the black trade. The writing is tight and enjoyable. The historical setting sets a beautiful and colorful allure for a fast-paced, complex story. The conflict is monumental and raises the stakes for many characters. Zagouri is the kind of character that will stay with readers for long, like Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne, like James Patterson's Alex Cross, and like Lee Child's Jack Reacher...I loved Slave Queen exceedingly." -San Francisco Book Review "From sultans and hierarchies that separate men and women from Poland to Constantinople and beyond to new lives in great cities where mosques and sultans rule, these vivid past and present scenarios contribute to a story fueled by cultural revelations and the long-standing threat a series of letters reveals. The result is a fast-paced, complex, and absorbing adventure saga that crosses time and place to give Omar [and] Mia (and readers) a run for their money. Warning: once begun, it's nearly impossible to put down the full-flavored, multi-faceted Slave Queen, which reveals many insights about the Ottoman Empire, Suleyman the Magnificent, and the slave girl foreigner who turned out to be his favorite wife." -Midwest Book Review