by Robert C. Novarro



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/27/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781420887143
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781420887211
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781467807081

About the Book

Estella Danzetti lives the idealistic life as the daughter of a rich and powerful merchant in 14th century Venice but all this comes crashing down around her once she realizes that her Uncle Silvestro is responsible for her parent’s deaths. She is quickly sold into slavery and finds herself part of the harem of the sadistic Amir Shaykhu. She learns to adjust in her new situation but in her heart she burns with a vengeance to kill her uncle for everything he has done to her family. Now known as Huda, she gives birth to two children whom she builds her new world around and slowly the fire of vengeance is forgotten. However, due to a twist of fate, she and her daughter find themselves in the court of the Turkish prince Orhan, who her daughter is promised in marriage. It is while she is there that she is called upon to translate for a Venetian prisoner who she discovers is her cousin, the son of her Uncle Silvestro.

It is at that exact moment of discovery that she sees, at last, an opportunity to become an avenging angel but she is torn by the fact that her daughter is pregnant with the prince’s child and that she has finally found the happiness she once had as a child. Her dilemma tears her apart and she knows that whatever road she chooses to follow, part of her will always second-guessing her decision.

Set in the time of the emerging Renaissance in Italy, the friction between Constantinople and the Turks and the Black Death, Scarred is the story of every person who finds him or herself at a crossroad and hopes they choose the correct one.

About the Author

Robert Novarro is a retired history teacher.  In 2000 he was awarded the Distinguished Educator of the year Award and is listed in Who’s Who in American Educators.  Mr. Novarro has published poetry in New Voices in American Poetry.  He resides in Jericho, NY with his wife Angela.