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Strange Fortune - Josh Lanyon
Strange Fortune
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Valentine Strange, late of his Majesty's 21st Benhali Lancers, needs money. Happily, the wealthy Holy Orders of Harappu are desperate to retrieve the diadem of the Goddess Purya from an ancient temple deep in the mountainous jungle-an area Strange knows well from his days quelling rebellions. The... show more
Valentine Strange, late of his Majesty's 21st Benhali Lancers, needs money. Happily, the wealthy Holy Orders of Harappu are desperate to retrieve the diadem of the Goddess Purya from an ancient temple deep in the mountainous jungle-an area Strange knows well from his days quelling rebellions. The pay is too good and the job seems too easy for Strange to refuse. But when Master Aleister Grimshaw, a dangerous witch from a traitorous lineage, joins the expedition, Strange begins to suspect that more is at stake than the retrieval of a mere relic. Grimshaw knows an ancient evil surrounds the diadem- the same evil once hunted him and still haunts his mind. However, experience has taught him to keep his suspicions to himself or risk being denounced as a madman. Again. Harried by curses, bandits and unnatural creatures, Strange and Grimshaw plunge onward. But when a demonic power wakes and the civilized world descends into revolution, their tenuous friendship is threatened as each man must face the destruction of the life he has known.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781935560005 (193556000X)
Publisher: Blind Eye Books
Pages no: 313
Edition language: English
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MostlyDelores
MostlyDelores rated it
I'm not good with the saving the world plot. I like my crises on a somewhat smaller scale than that. Having EVERYTHING at risk makes me too tense to enjoy the book. But that's me. The setting was very well done, and I was ready for a rousing Flashman-style adventure, but between the Fate!of!the!worl...
The Tipsybibliophile
The Tipsybibliophile rated it
5.0
This was a very different world...as fantasies go it was an interesting place. It was a familiar, but also new. I was surprised pleasantly by the commentary on the oppressiveness of organized religion and colonialism I thought it was subtle but clearly thought out...Valentine Strange I loved, his st...
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* rated it
5.0
This was a great book. It had a feel of historical to it but it was also fantasy which I loved. I liked Valentine because he had such a dark humor. He was amused by the littlest thing and instead of being angry at something he'd get amused by it. Of course, he did get angry but most of the time he w...
Feliz Faber
Feliz Faber rated it
This fantasy is once again proof of Josh Lanyons great writing skills. Colorful and brilliant like a Persian Carpet, this story, set in an alternative reality colonial India could have flowed from the quill of a Kipling or a Kaye. Far eastern lore interwoven with fascinating magic makes an exquisite...
Wit and Sin
Wit and Sin rated it
My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/new-reviews/strange-fortune-by-josh-lanyonMajor Valentine Strange is out of the regiment and deep into debt. Luckily for Strange, the Holy Orders of Harappu are willing to pay him a considerable amount of money to travel...
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