Enthralling, sometimes appalling tale of colonial India
This beautifully narrated, well written story of India in thrall to the East India Company before the British government took the country over explain..Show More »s a little known bit of history which I had heard before but had not retained. I will never forget it now – the invention of the cult of thugee, the worship of the Indian goddess Kali, in order to support the idea that India desperately needed the firm and civilizing hand of the British.
It's been awhile since I devoured 2 books in as many days. I thoroughly enjoyed the second book in which I hope will be a long series.
M. J..Show More ». Carter creates a great maze of a story, you venture in and you must go forward. She draws great characters and plausible suspects, few are what they seem. Set against the highly volatile Chartist and reform movements in mid 19th century England. The history of these movements is well explained, and did not bog down the story at all. I can't wait for the next book.
It doesn't hurt at all that another favorite author of mine Imogen Robertson gave a very positive review of Ms. Carter's work.
Alex Wyndham once again gives a stellar performance. He had one hell of a lot of accents to deal with and he carries them off flawlessly. I can listen to him for hours.