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By Thalassa Ali

ISBN-10: 0747269807

ISBN-13: 9780747269809

Set in nineteenth-century British India, Thalassa Ali’s stunning debut, A Singular Hostage, brought us to Mariana Givens, the Englishwoman who risked every thing to save lots of a tender Indian orphan from sure loss of life. Now Ali returns to that unique nation past the northwestern frontier, the place Mariana will come face-to-face with a distinct destiny.

Two years have handed considering Mariana left the walled urban of Lahore. yet she’s not able to overlook its haunting odor of roses or her ill-fated marriage to a native-born husband that has scandalized Calcutta society and made her an outcast one of the English. Worse nonetheless, she bears the data that she's going to be compelled to renounce Saboor—the boy believed to be endowed with magical presents whose lifestyles she risked her personal to save.

Now Mariana needs to revisit Lahore to come Saboor to his kinfolk and request a divorce from Hassan Ali Khan. yet how can she say goodbye to the enigmatic guy whose love defied cultures—or the kid she’s enjoyed as her personal? As political and civil strife threaten to erupt in violence, she seeks solutions in an international no Englishwoman has ever obvious. And she’s pushed ever toward a mystery so strong that it'll swap her life—and the lives of these she loves—forever.

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Mariana winced at the miserable little sound that came from her aunt's corner of the carriage. Aunt Claire might pretend she had not heard the sermon, but there had been no avoiding the Broderick family's collective snub. The houses along Chowringhee Road stood up squarely, each in its large, walled compound. As she always did, Mariana studied the brass nameplate on each gate. All save two were English. They had arrived at number 65. The scarlet-turbaneddurwan waved his bamboo pole. Four men in loincloths appeared and pushed open the wrought-iron gate, and the carriage with its matched horses swung through.

A sound came from the dining room, followed by a high-pitched hiccupping giggle. Forgetting her worry, Mariana tore off her bonnet and rushed through the archway in time to see a small figure in white erupt from under the table and race through the pantry door, his clothes flying. ” Her hair falling from its pins, she burst into the pantry, and found a curly-haired child dancing with excitement, half-hidden behind a china cupboard. Half a dozen men sat on the kitchen floor, eating rice heaped on freshly cut banana leaves.

Well, he is not. ” “It is quite flattering, really,” Uncle Adrian put in from his pillows. ” “But I thought you hated travel, Aunt Claire. I thought—” “It does not matter what you thought, and in any case, it is all decided. ” Aunt Claire closed her fan with a snap. “On our way to Kabul, we shall stop at Lahore, end your marriage, leave the child with his family, and travel on. ” Rid of Saboor? But she was not ready to lose him. Mariana's hand flew to her mouth. “Think, child,” her aunt was saying.

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