1677, Morocco. In the Palace of Meknes, captive chieftain's son, Nus Nus is framed for murder. Attempting to uncover the truth, he is caught between three powerful courtly figures: the tyrannical Sultan Moulay Ismail,; his murderous wife Zidana; and the conniving Grand Vizier. Meanwhile, a young English prisoner named Alys Swann is brought to court . She faces a choice: join the Sultan's harem, or die. But as they both struggle to survive, Alys and Nus Nus make an unlikely alliance - one which will grow closer as they seek to escape a near-certain death . . . From northern Africa to the streets of Restoration London, The Sultan's Wife brings to life some of the most remarkable characters of history in a captivating tale of intrigue, loyalty and desire.