M. M. Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions, sweeps her readers back to the vast, glittering, sunbaked continent of India. Shadow of the Moon is the story of Winter de Ballesteros, a beautiful English heiress who has come to India to be married. It is also the tale of Captain Alex Randall, her escort and protector, who knows that Winter's husband to be has become a debauched wreck of a man.
When India bursts into flaming hatreds and bitter bloodshed during the dark days of the Mutiny, Alex and Winter are thrown unwillingly together in the brutal and urgent struggle for survival.
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A closely interwoven story of love and war whose descriptive prose is so evocative that you can actually see and - much more - smell India as the country assaults you from the page ( Sunday Telegraph)
Another splendid tale of India ( Wall Street Journal)
M. M. Kaye was born in India in 1908 and spent most of her childhood and much of her early married life there. She is known world-wide for her bestselling historical novels The Far Pavilions and Shadow of the Moon. M. M. Kaye died in 2004.
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