The sun began to set behind the towers of Hagia Sophia when Lily, swathed in veils, stepped onto the boat that would take her across the Golden Horne. The fabled waterway that divided Stamboul, the Muslim quarter and seat of power, from Petra and the foreign quarter glowed orange in its light. She feared only her reception. Would Richard turn his back? Regency Historical romance
Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) is a very large and powerful bird, smaller than the Golden Eagle but larger than the Snowy Owl. It is sometimes referred to as the world's largest owl, although Blakiston's Fish Owl (B. blakistoni) is slightly heavier on average and the Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) is slightly longer on average.