Sunday, May 25, 2008

Exotic lands

I read on Lauren Willig's blog that her current Pink Carnation book will be set in India--I'm so excited for that! Something about colonial India is just so fascinating to me.

That's one reason I picked up A Singular Hostage by Thalassa Ali.

It's set in Victorian India and follows Mariana Givens, a spinster whose last shot at marriage will likely be a soldier; after all, there's not many English women in India.

Instead, she falls into political intrigue, all centered around a toddler who is thought to have mystical powers. Marriage just may find its way into the intrigue, too....

It's a great look at India and its customs. Part one of a triology, I'm looking forward to reading more.

Rating: 7/10

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