The Peshawar Lancers
In the mid-1870s, a violent spray of comets hits Earth, decimating cities, erasing shorelines, and changing the world’s climate forever. And just as Earth’s temperature dropped, so was civilization frozen in time. Instead of advancing technologically, humanity had to piece itself back together….
In the twenty-first century, boats still run on steam, messages arrive by telegraph, and the British Empire, with its capital now in Delhi, controls much of the world. The other major world leader is the Czar of All the Russias. Everyone predicts an eventual, deadly showdown. But no one can predict the role that one man, Captain Athelstane King, reluctant spy and hero, will play….
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Review: The Peshawar LancersUser Review - Jonathan Palfrey - Goodreads
This ripping yarn may be the best of Stirling's novels. In the superbly imagined scenario, cometary impacts in the 19th century destroyed Europe and North America, but allowed the core of British ... Read full review
Review: The Peshawar LancersUser Review - Stutley Constable - Goodreads
This was a good book. It was not great. It was not terrible. It was just a good book. I think that's usually enough for most readers and should certainly be enough for any author. What I liked about ... Read full review
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