TISA by Helga Moray

TISA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A blood and thunder tale of the trials and tribulations of Tisa, a captive Christian girl of Hungarian ancestry, who becomes the unwilling concubine and later the all-powerful bride of Sultan Keremin, most feared of the henchmen of Sultan Suleinam who terrorized the Christian world for many years. It's a sensational story, saved from tawdriness by the people who participate in its sanguine affairs. The author has a wealth of documentary material to back up and fill out her tale, and the scenes inside the Sultan's harem have an authentic stamp. An enormously energetic- and complicated story for the public of Quo Vadis as the epic concept of martyrdom to the faith is reenacted once again with heroic gestures.

Pub Date: Oct. 17th, 1952
Publisher: David McKay