For the first few pages, I struggle to pass it because it doesn't look very good. However, before I know it, I have finished the first chapter and though to myself, "Now, that wasn't so bad."
The simple artwork only appear for a few chapters, the drawing steadily grow more gorgeous and detailed. Feelings, pressure, all communicated very well with strokes of lines. I just realized that the main character, who appeared simple in the first chapter has turned into a bishounen on 43rd chapter ^^
Story wise, the mangaka is very good, revealing pieces by pieces of tactical advantage and political struggle in a great succession, making it hard to stop reading once we are immersed in the world. The mangaka apparently is very knowledgeable in the Turkiye history too.
Initially, it bothered me how childish the pasha is. However, the constant, step by step, realistically, no sudden turn into monster character development prove the mangaka skill. While not very much utilized in the beginning, the main character has displayed cunning mind capable of sophisticated strategies worthy of his title the further we progress in the story