Can't count how often I read that one. Everything about this book is great. The person of Seyonne, an enslaved warrior who kept his dignity through the worst humiliation a human being can expect. An example for growing to unexpected heights by living through the deepest depths. Prince Aleksandr, an example for value and honor in the least likely person. Set into a world right out of one-thousand -and- one- night, with a unusual and very new concept for the use of magic.