Today’s book spotlight is on Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by: Tony Cliff.
Erdemoglu Selim is a Lieutenant in the Turkish Janissary Corps. He isn’t ranked very high and has to do small, demeaning menial tasks for his superiors. All he really wants to do is keep to himself, have a simple, but easy life, and enjoy a nice pot of tea. But that all changes when his commanding officer needs him to serve as an English translator.
Delilah Dirk’s father was an English Ambassador and her mother was a Grecian artisan. She spent most of her life traveling around with her father in hot desserts, deep joungles, and lofty mountains. She trained in a number of different martial disciplines and can knows how to ride a horse and steer a boat. She’s a lady adventurer and also a thief and she somehow found herself a prisoner of the Turkish Janissary Corps.
Mr. Selim is the one responsible for questioning her and thus, when she inevitably escapes, his his head his commanding officers want in retribution. Fortunately for him (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at things), he’s rescued at the last minute by Delilah Dirk, the very same person who was responsible for his impending beheading in the first place. After they make their daring escape, Mr. Selim is thurst into a world of adventure, danger, and thievery. It’s all new and too exciting for him, but it’s just another day in the life of Delilah Dirk.
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant is a graphic novel, the first in an ongoing series. The content isn’t particularly racy, but it’s very exciting and full of action. If you love swashbuckling adventures, strong heroines, and airships, this is definitely the graphic novel for you. If you’d like to reserve a copy at the library, please fill out our book request form.