By Thalassa Ali
A Singular Hostage
The yr is 1838. Mariana Givens, a lively younger girl of twenty, has been despatched to India to discover an appropriate husband. touring as a translator, she joins the entourage of Lord Auckland, the British Governor-General, as he trips throughout India with a military 10000 robust to fulfill the fabled Ranjit Singh, Maharajah of the Punjab.
Eager younger officials compete for Mariana’s prefer, however it is with India that she falls in love: the luggage elephants tramping via kingdom colossal and wild; the odor of unique meals at distant campsites; the enigmatic educate who's her advisor to local languages and methods. Lord Auckland needs to forge an alliance with Ranjit Singh that would bring Afghanistan into British keep an eye on, yet as he negotiates his an important treaty, Mariana is drawn right into a perilous conspiracy surrounding the one-eyed Maharajah’s child hostage--a baby of mystical reputation named Saboor.
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