The Peshawar Lancers

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Penguin, 2002 - Fiction - 482 pages
88 Reviews

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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The ending is far too happy. - Goodreads
The ending felt very contrived, and somewhat forced. - Goodreads
Cinematic quality to the writing. - Goodreads
Fairly entertaining plot, if a bit hackneyed. - Goodreads
... good characters and plot issues. - Goodreads
A lot of research obviously went into this book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

I have read every book of alternative fiction Stirling has written. This was excellent. I still haven't read any of the Shadow Spawn books yet. But, I do love his alternative histories. Read full review

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User Review  - Carol Gleason-rechner - Goodreads

It's a steampunky alternate history set in India. What more could you want for a perfect summer read? Read full review

Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
16
Chapter Three
29
Chapter Four
41
Chapter Five
63
Chapter Six
79
Chapter Seven
101
Chapter Eight
124
Chapter Sixteen
294
Chapter Seventeen
318
Chapter Eighteen
332
Chapter Nineteen
354
Chapter Twenty
382
Chapter Twentyone
398
Chapter Twentytwo
413
Chapter Twentythree
430

Chapter Nine
147
Chapter Ten
161
Chapter Eleven
181
Chapter Twelve
197
Chapter Thirteen
220
Chapter Fourteen
238
Chapter Fifteen
262
Epilogue
457
The Fall
459
The Exodus
463
The Angrezi RajBritish Empire
468
Imperial English and Other Languages
475
Technology and Economy
478
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

S. M. Stirling is the author of numerous novels, both on his own and in collaboration. A former lawyer and an amateur historian, he lives in the Southwest with his wife, Jan.

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