A singular hostage

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Bantam Books,
Pub. Date:
2002.
Language:
English
Description
In a land of exotic splendor, a young Englishwoman finds herself guardian of an orphan child believed by a dying maharajah to be endowed with magical gifts. It is a role that will take her on a perilous journey into a kingdom's walled city to protect a child she doesn't know from a culture she doesn't understand... A Singular Hostage The year is 1838. Mariana Givens, a spirited young woman of twenty, has been sent to India to find a suitable husband. Traveling as a translator, she joins the entourage of Lord Auckland, the British Governor-General, as he journeys across India with an army ten thousand strong to meet the fabled Ranjit Singh, Maharajah of the Punjab. Eager young officers compete for Mariana's favor, but it is with India that she falls in love: the baggage elephants tramping through country vast and wild; the scent of exotic foods at remote campsites; the enigmatic tutor who is her guide to native languages and ways. Lord Auckland must forge an alliance with Ranjit Singh that will deliver Afghanistan into British control, but as he negotiates his crucial treaty, Mariana is drawn into a perilous conspiracy surrounding the one-eyed Maharajah's baby hostage--a child of mystical repute named Saboor.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780553802344
9780553381764
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.1, 21 Points
Lexile measure:
920L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 399c9f6b-d91f-c0b6-5268-a2f03bd67a14
Grouping Title singular hostage
Grouping Author ali thalassa
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-05-12 01:53:16AM
Last Indexed 2018-08-16 05:31:06AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 21
accelerated_reader_reading_level 6.1
author Ali, Thalassa.
author_display Ali, Thalassa
available_at_englewood Englewood Public Library
detailed_location_englewood EPL Fiction
display_description
format_category_englewood Books
format_englewood Book
id 399c9f6b-d91f-c0b6-5268-a2f03bd67a14
isbn 9780553381764, 9780553802344
item_details ils:.b21280769|.i74448572|EPL Fiction|F ALI, THALASSA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||epf||
itype_englewood Adult book
last_indexed 2018-08-16T11:31:06.625Z
lexile_score 920
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_englewood F ALI, THALASSA
owning_library_englewood Englewood Public Library
owning_location_englewood Englewood Public Library
primary_isbn 9780553802344
publishDate 2002
record_details ils:.b21280769|Book|Books||English|Bantam Books,|2002.|x, 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_englewood
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b21280769 .i74448572 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 48, 49, 50, 46, 47
series Paradise trilogy
series_with_volume Paradise trilogy|1
subject_facet Afghan Wars -- Fiction, Auckland, George Eden, -- Earl of, -- 1784-1849 -- Fiction, British -- India -- Fiction, Eden, Emily, -- 1797-1869 -- Fiction, Eden, Frances, -- 1801-1849 -- Fiction, Fiction, Historical fiction, India -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, Ranjit Singh, -- Maharaja of the Punjab, -- 1780-1839 -- Fiction, War fiction
title_display A singular hostage
title_full A singular hostage / Thalassa Ali
title_short A singular hostage
topic_facet Afghan Wars, Auckland, George Eden, British, Eden, Emily, Eden, Frances, History, Ranjit Singh