The Venetian-born Safiye, the Fair One as she is known, is the embodiment of the newly coined term Machiavellian. With her perfumed body and bewitching eyes, she rules themen who own her. She controls the Empire from within the veiled harem walls, her web of intrigue reaching far beyond Constantinople and into Europe. Her touch is felt in wars, acts of sabotage, and the machinations of both European and Asian politics. The aim of her ambition? To see that her son becomes ruler of the Ottoman Empire. She will allow nothing to stand in her way.