The Royal Harem
Mehr al-Nesa is the daughter of a common accountant, whose family is preparing her for marriage. When she is invited by the emperor to receive training by the women who reside in the Royal Harem, her family is delighted and dare not refuse such an honor.
Muhammad Salim is the son of the most powerful emperor in the land. As a royal prince he has done everything expected of him, but still cannot obtain the love and respect he feels he deserves from his father.
While exploring this world filled with luxury and intrigue, Mehr comes across information that could jeopardize her life, as well as the life of her friends and family. Is Salim simply a spoiled prince who wants to rise to power?
Read how the most influential women in the harem work together to manage the dysfunctional relationship between the prince and the most powerful ruler of the Mughal Empire?
The Women Who Rule
Young women from across the land are being married off to the emperor’s sons in an attempt to unite the various rulers in the region. But are these girls ready for the life of a princess in the richest, most powerful empire of the land?
Ceyda, the daughter of one of the emperor’s most revered noblemen, is asked to join the Royal Harem as a mentor for the young princesses. However, treacherous secrets come to light as Ceyda learns life in the luxurious castle is not what it seems.
Can knowing the empire’s darkest secrets jeopardize the lives of these women as they use their influence to manage the richest, most powerful empire of the time?
The Mumtaz Chronicles describes a world where nothing royal women said or did was allowed to be documented. So dramatic tales of betrayal and deception are told here from the point of view of the women, as they worked to manage the men that imprisoned them.
The Milk Line
Kadriye, the cousin of a princess, visits the Royal Harem in response to a mysterious message. However, she discovers life for the revered women is much more dangerous than many were aware.
As a descendant of some of the most influential women in the kingdom, Kadriye learns more about the power of the milk-line and why it’s needed to safeguard the young princesses of the empire. Can she utilize what she is taught in time to position herself to protect the women of the Royal Harem?
The Mumtaz Chronicles is a series of epic novellas that describe a fictional life of the royal women of the Mughal Empire and the women who served and protected them.
The First Wife
ManBai was the first love of the Royal Prince Salim. She bore him his first son and is revered as the prince’s first wife. However, the princess is caught between the love for her husband and protecting the reputation of the men she has been taught to honor.
As dark secrets come to light, can the women of the Royal Harem survive in a world where a favored grandchild could determine who will rule the most powerful empire of the time?
The Mumtaz Chronicles is a series of historical fiction novellas that tell the epic tale of life in 16th century India, when royal women had great wealth and influence, despite being hidden from men other than their royal benefactors.