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Slave Queen

(Omar Zagouri #3)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  249 ratings  ·  103 reviews
Special Agent Omar Zagouri’s latest case is his most dangerous—and his most personal yet. The discovery of secret sixteenth-century letters unveils a plot between the sultan Suleyman and his chief wife, Roxelane, to change the course of the Ottoman Empire. A descendent of Roxelane, Zagouri learns he has an enemy whose revenge has been centuries in the making.

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Published August 30th 2016 by Thomas & Mercer
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
This is a series I really love for so many reasons. I am always excited to see another addition to this series and I feel like such a lucky girl to be able to read and review them! H.B. Moore is right at home with this genre. It is where she shines for me as an author.

So, this is the third book in this series. You do not have to read the previous books to understand this book as each book has it's own specific story. I would recommend starting at the beginning though. It's such a fun ride and ea
Katie W
I have loved Omar Zargouri from the start and this story had my mind completely swirling. H.B. Moore has an incredible talent of twisting a couple of different plot threads together in a way that completely blows my mind. The book jumps between three different points of view. Omar always seems to be in danger, but it's taken to a whole new level when his personal life becomes involved. On a quest to solve this mystery, he's forced to team up with an archenemy's son, Naim. The story also follows ...more
Julie Daines
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great addition to the Omar Zagouri series.
Julie Carpenter
This series keeps getting better and better. Slave Queen is my favorite so far. I hope that there will be many more Omar Zagouri books in the future. (Confession: I haven't read Finding Sheba yet but mean to rectify that shortly). I had a hard time wanting to set this book aside when life called, but was very happy when I was able to pick it up after a pause and continue reading. There are so many characters and interweaving storylines, ancient and modern, that alternate through the story that y ...more
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been following this series and it just keeps getting better. I loved the historical part of the novel between Suleyman and Roxelane. It was so interesting to read!
I also loved the contemporary parts between the two couples, Omar and Mia, and Naim and Leyla. I don't usually like too many POVs but this is one novel where it really works. We get to follow the stories through the eyes of Roxelane, Oman and Leyla.
This story had everything: romance, action, history, and it all works so well.
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Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This is the third book in this series and is just as amazing as the first two!! Just like the first two books, there are three storylines--two modern-day and one from the sixteenth century. The two modern-day storylines come together as Omar and Mia team up with the son of his nemesis, Naim, and his friend Leyla. The historical storyline deals with a sultan and his chief wife, Roxelane.

While I love Omar and learning more about him, I always find myself fascinated with the historical storyline. I
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, series
Opening line:

"Baris Uzuner turned the bolt in the lock for the second time, double-checking that the front door was secure."

I forgot how much I LOVE the Omar Zagouri series! SLAVE QUEEN is another great addition to the series.
I love love love the romance. I love how the chapters are from different views of characters as well as points in the story. I wanted to know how each story ended so I had to keep reading! I even went so far as to read the Sultan and Roxelane chapters by. them. selves. I di
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I started this book and could not put it down. I stayed up late reading it and finished it in one day. The story grabs you from the first page and you can't put it down until the end. This book is set up similar to the last Omar Zagouri adventure. The storyline goes back and forth between modern day and ancient times. You read Omar's adventure and you get the story of Roxelane the slave queen and how she went from captured slave to adored queen. I love learning the history that is in Heather Bro ...more
Book Him Danno
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This is a story which I found to be remarkable in its complexity. The author has taken a bit from history and woven a story which weaves between then and now and it has been done so neatly that it feels like silk to your senses. The plot, characters, and storyline all move toward the grand finale and does not leave the reader wondering what occurred.

I have given this book 4.5 stars and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a book with a different twist on history.

I received an ARC from Netgall
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
What a great read! It was fast paced, going back and forth seamlessly between the past and the present. The past storyline is about the developing love story between Süleyman the Magnificent and his favorite wife, Roxelane. That storyline was my favorite, and I would love to read more about it. The author did a great job bringing the characters to life, and I really felt their trials and tribulations. The present storyline was the fast paced thriller part, with a race against time between Turkis ...more
Jay Williams
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Not one but two exciting stories, switching between the present and the past. The historical part helped me to understand the apparent madness demonstrated by Islamic sects with respect to their leaders. The present story is an exciting tale of treachery, romance and religious extremism. Definitely worth reading more than once.
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Slave Queen is book 3 from An Omar Zagouri Thriller series. I enjoyed this installment. It is my favorite one of the series so far. It was full of action, suspense and mystery. I could not put it down. Highly recommended. 5+ stars
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun read from HB Moore! She knows how to weave a good story, rich with historical detail. I especially enjoyed reading about Roxelane's journey from captive to queen.
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love these great books by H.B. Moore! I love the way that you get both a modern story with Omar Zagouri and Mia, and you also get an ancient story with Aleksandra and the Sultan. And even better, the stories tie together. It just makes these way fun!

This book is intense. Omar Zagouri is on the case,'s more of a personal assignment than a case. His mother has been attacked and he knows he has to get to the bottom of what's happened to her, because the attack seems to have been centere
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, suspense
This is the third in the Omar Zagouri series. You don't have to read them in order, but they build on each other. You can understand the story, but the background from the others makes the story richer.
Each of the Omar stories is split between current time and in ancient times. In Slave Queen, Special Agent Omar Zagouri’s latest case is his most dangerous—and his most personal yet. The discovery of secret sixteenth-century letters unveils a plot between the sultan Suleyman and his chief wife, R
Lisa Paskins
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I have to admit that I secretly have a crush on Omar Zagouri, I could never give up my husband or compete with his girlfriend, Mia, but this character is so fun to read about. He is fearless and daring and gets himself in and out of so many scrapes. He is usually crashing helicopters and fleeing from bullets but you love the adventure. This is another awesome book from H.B. Moore that weaves a modern story of suspense and intrigue with a story based on fact from the past. This time the Ott ...more
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite book yet in this series!!!!! It was wonderfully written. I couldn't put it down. I loved seeing Omar and Mia work together on this case. The chemistry between them made me smile so many times. Their unlikely friends in Niam and Leyla were wonderful too. I hope we see more of those two in the next book. The historical parts are always my favorites. Roxelane and her Sultan were fascinating. It's hard for me to image such a life. Moore transports us there beautifully though. I t ...more
Rachel DeVaughn
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Slave Queen" is book 3 of the Omar Zagouri series. It is a thrilling, historical fiction story mostly set in modern day times with main characters Leyla, Special Agent Omar and his girlfriend Mia. The story also flashes back to time period AD 1520s with Aleksandra and the Sultan in the Kingdom of Poland.

Filled with historical facts and on the edge of your seat adventure, this story is fast paced and well written. I tried to read it all in one night since it was so interesting, but life and wor
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have been lucky to have been asked to review Lost King and Beneath in the past so was excited when asked by Inspired by Kathy to review this novel – Slave Queen.

The author writes so well and the reader is taken into the book and the story.

This is another Omar Zagouri thriller involving Israeli agents Omar and characters Mia, Naim and Leyla, and the Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent and slave-turned-queen from the Ottoman Empire from around 1549.

The author gives historical background but with he
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-2016
Fabulous book. I was lucky enough to have been able to receive this book for free through Goodreads in return for an honest review.
This book is wonderful. The story line was intriguing and was a real page turner.
I loved the story created between Suleyman and Roxelane.. beautiful, dangerous and very romantic. Then the shift from the past to present day kept me turning those pages.
I have never read this author before but feel very lucky to have come across her writing.
Since finishing the book l
Floria Taylor
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Moste excellent book! I received 'Slave Queen by H.B. Moore' from ebooks for free for an honest review and I can say I am really glad I was chosen to get the privelage to read this book. It will keep you on the edge of your seat all throughout it with baited breath to find out what is going to happen next. Just an FYI, it fluxuates between the past and the now and doesn't give you too much to let you figure out what is going to happen next. It is exciting, suspenseful and a true love ...more
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received an ebook copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. *

This is my favorite Omar Zagouri story yet! This book is the third in the series, but you don’t necessarily need to read the previous books to understand what is going on in this book.

I really liked the three different story lines that we see in this book and how they all connect together. I also really like how one of the story lines is set in the past and the historical part is my favorite part of the novel. The plot in
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the newest book in the Omar Zagouri series! HB Moore again smoothly toes the line between present and the past. With dialogues and adventures spanning both timelines, as a reader, I never felt lost and eagerly watched (oops read) each story unfold. While the ending in the past storyline felt a bit 'unfinished' I can't help but think I just didn't want the story to end! Great historical reference included in the back for those who enjoy seeing how real HB stories are! ...more
Karen Tuttle
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I do not retell the story in my reviews. I was completely engrossed in this book and read in two days. I could not put down. I'm not sure if I liked the ancient parallel story or the modern. This is my favorite of the Omar Zaghouri stories. From the first chapter to the final one in the ancient Ottoman Empire, the pace never lagged. I wanted the Queen's story to continue. Very well written and believable. I hope to read more about Leyla and Niam in the future and of course I want more of Mia and ...more
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely fabulous story. Omar is at it again searching and saving historic finds. Mia still has not said yes or no and still is Omar's right hand man. Naim and Leyla had an interesting story to tell. Heather Moore is a fantastic writer that keeps me engrossed and reading. I like the way the history unfolds along with the current story. I look forward to Omar's next story.

I did receive this book in exchange for a review on NetGalley
Aug 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
The whole Omar Zagouri series is wonderful. I especially like the way the author blends the stories of the past and present. It provides a unique perspective that makes for a much better story! If you've enjoyed the other books in the series, you'll like this one, too. There is plenty of suspense and romance. If you haven't read any of these yet, jump right in! You don't have to start at the beginning. You'll be glad you read these!
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: suspense
Slave Queen is another Omar Zagouri winner. The first chapter was totally confusing to me but became clear as I continued to read. The writing was excellent. The historical aspects were fascinating. I loved how the book jumped from modern day to the sixteenth century with each new chapter. It was the perfect mix of romance and suspense and was so riveting that I had a hard time putting it down.
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bache ...more

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