Another fantasy. Interesting the way fantasy reflects all of the empires, wars, corruption, and colonialism from ancient history to contemporary problems.
from description: "...three aging veterans and a band of young rogues, are all that can protect the failing republic from the return of an evil empire. Together, their only hope lies buried with the mysteries of the past and an ancient relic called the Tempest Stone."
I liked the characters and the individual problems that each faced as they eventually united to work against the return of an ancient evil. The import and significance of the three older characters was a great deal of the charm of this book.
Wasn't as crazy about the steampunk elements inserted. The novel is derivative in many ways (except for the steampunk elements), but it is difficult to avoid using the fantasy tropes that have been so well established over the years.
The Binding Tempest: The Luminescence Saga Book One.
Fantasy. June 1, 2021.
The Satapur Moonstone (Perveen Mistry #2) was just as good as The Widows of Malabar Hill, and just as good as everyone said it was!
I listened to the audio book narrated by Sneha Mathon and was so engrossed I finished it more quickly than intended. You know how you feel when someone interrupts you when you are in the middle of a good book? It was all I good do to smile at my husband when he came home--and he brought dinner!
Historically, the width and breadth of British control over so much of Indian society was surprising. That the British influenced royal marriages and under certain circumstances took over guardianship of royal children was something I was unaware of.
I was surprised that Cyrus presented a problem in this book, as I thought that was dealt with in the last one. Other than that, I was completely engaged with the plot. I'm going to try to resist moving on the The Bombay Prince for a while. That is already proving difficult, as wondering what challenges Perveen meets next is testing my will power.
Audiobook. Narrated by Sneha Mahon.