Boris, a bright little boy who lived in a village by the Danube, was taken away from his family to join the Ottoman Empire Army. On the way to Istanbul, he escaped and was taken prisoner by a dangerous criminal the mad Hüseyin. He was then sold at a slave market to a prince to serve at the palace. His life was saved minutes before his execution: He was to be buried alive! He was brought to Istanbul to serve the Ottoman Empire. His name was changed to Behram and was given proper education and training at the Topkapi Palace. This intelligent young man soon got into the good books of the Emperor and started his way up in the Ottoman government.
Behram, was a bird that flew over the Danube, and he flew as far as Asia, Africa and Europe. There were times when his wings were broken, but his mind always continued to roam the skies.
As you read about Behram’s unusual life full of adventures, you will witness some of the most significant events of the Ottoman Empire history.