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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RandyStafford - LibraryThing
My reaction to reading this novel in 2005. Stirling thinks through the consequences of his alternate history. The point of divergence is a series of commentary impacts, mostly in the northern ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bradgers - LibraryThing
Yeah, well, the first two thirds were fairly gripping. Went to the well with the prophetess thing too many times, I felt. The ending was rather maudlin, which fairly ruined it for me. Read full review
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