The Lotus and the Wind (Ebook)

John Masters

Mr Masters's descriptions of the Indian scene are as highly coloured as ever and his narrative as exciting and dashing.

The Lotus and the Wind opens in 1879, when Lieutenant Robin Savage is serving in the second Anglo-Afghan war as Britain and the Russian Empire engage in the Great Game to decide Afghanistan's future. Unjustly accused of cowardice, Lieutenant Savage joins the Secret Service and must unravel the mystery of "Atlar", the word written by an Afghan stranger in his own blood to thwart the ambitions of Tsarist Russia. He sets out with a faithful Gurkha orderly to the furthest frontier of the British Empire.

Publication date: 01/03/2014

£8.99

ISBN: 9780285642638

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B00IQY6YUW

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Fiction

Reviews for The Lotus and the Wind

'Mr Masters's descriptions of the Indian scene are as highly coloured as ever and his narrative as exciting and dashing.'

Evening Standard 

'Not many novels so good as this are being written today.'

Country Life 

'To describe a book so nerve-thrilling, so packed with action and incident, so taut with feeling is difficult.'

Daily Telegraph 

John Masters

John Masters

John Masters was a British novelist and regular officer of the Indian Army. He wrote several novels set in India, the most famous of which, Bhowani Junction, was turned into a successful film starring Ava Gardner. He died in 1983.

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