As a eunuch in the Ottoman Imperial Harem, Olin’s only wish is for a painless death, until he meets Dark Star, a beautiful concubine who possess a jinni in a bottle. To save her from death, Olin becomes the jinni’s master. But in a palace where silk pillows conceal knives, sherbets contain poison, and jewels buy loyalty, no one is safe. With each wish, Olin must choose between becoming like the masters he detests or risk his life, body, and sanity to break the bonds that tie them all.

About the author: Zenobia Neil was named after an ancient warrior queen who fought against the Romans. She writes about the mythic past and Greek and Roman gods having too much fun. Visit Zenobia at or on Twitter @ZenobiaNeil.