When, on the day of her age-coming, the princess opens a mysterious bronze bottle--a gift from her grandmother--she has no idea that she is about to unleash a power older than the world itself. Worse, she is not prepared for the bearer of this power to be a handsome man whose intense gray eyes pierce her very soul. Hasan, her new slave, is immeasurably wiser and stronger than anyone she has ever heard of, and he is now hers to command--if she can handle him, that is. Sensuous and delightfully intelligent, The Princess of Dhagabad is the first book in a trilogy by a talented new author. "a fine recasting of Arabian Nights material into a fable for our times." --- Locus "truly compelling" -- Booklist "a lot of originality, an exciting story, a well realized background, and vivid writing." --Poul Anderson