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Well developed characters, fascinating story, good pacing, and I'm ready for book 2.
I expect that one day the many future readers of this trilogy will want to sit down and read all three books from beginning to end.
The story is compelling, the language superbly vivid, and the plot is richly entertaining.
This is great storytelling and a gripping read. Amitav Ghosh creates vivid characters, and deploys rich imagination in his plots, both of which powerfully involve the reader. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Geoff Crocker
This was a very interesting book. A little bogged down at times but I will have to read on to learn the outcome.Published 27 days ago by Robert Reynolds
This was a fascinating book about an unusual time in history. Very well written. Read the sequel for finality.Published 1 month ago by Ronnie Levin
Amitav Ghosh is a great historian-story teller in the tradition of James Michener or James Clavell, He does an outstanding job of presenting the Opium Wars from an Asian... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Larry B
A very good read which includes adventure, love, and a wonderful glimpse into,the world of colonial India at the time of the opium wars with China. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steffi
To much pidgin with NO explanation of what there made up words were referring too. One of the very few books I just gave up onPublished 2 months ago by nysie watson
A waste of my time, the beginnings of a book should not be called a bookPublished 2 months ago by David Sharp