Shortcuts
Please wait while page loads.
LiberoBanner . Default .
PageMenu- Main Menu-
Page content

Catalogue Display

Flood of fire

It is 1839 and tension has been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling by Beijing. With no resolution in sight, the colonial government declares war. One of the vessels requisitioned for the attack, the Hind, travels eastwards from Bengal to China, sailing into the midst of the First Opium War. The turbulent voyage brings together a diverse group of travellers, each with their own agenda to pursue. Among them is Kesri Singh, a sepoy in the East India Company who leads a company of Indian sepoys; Zachary Reid, an impoverished young sailor searching for his lost love, and Shireen Modi, a determined widow en route to China to reclaim her opium-trader husband's wealth and reputation. Flood of Fire follows a varied cast of characters from India to China, through the outbreak of the First Opium War and China's devastating defeat, to Britain's seizure of Hong Kong. Flood of Fire is a thrillingly realised and richly populated novel, imbued with a wealth of historical detail, suffused with the magic of place and plotted with verve.

Item Information
Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320003995697 F
Fiction-Adult   Maitland library . . Available .  
. Catalogue Record 426801 ItemInfo Beginning of record . Catalogue Record 426801 ItemInfo Top of page .
Catalogue Information
Field name Details
ISBN 9780719569012 (paperback)
9780719569005 (Hardcover)
Classification Number F
Author Ghosh, Amitav, 1956-
Title Flood of fire [BK]
Publisher London : : John Murray Publishers Ltd,, 2015.
Physical Description maps ;
It is 1839 and tension has been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling by Beijing. With no resolution in sight, the colonial government declares war. One of the vessels requisitioned for the attack, the Hind, travels eastwards from Bengal to China, sailing into the midst of the First Opium War. The turbulent voyage brings together a diverse group of travellers, each with their own agenda to pursue. Among them is Kesri Singh, a sepoy in the East India Company who leads a company of Indian sepoys; Zachary Reid, an impoverished young sailor searching for his lost love, and Shireen Modi, a determined widow en route to China to reclaim her opium-trader husband's wealth and reputation. Flood of Fire follows a varied cast of characters from India to China, through the outbreak of the First Opium War and China's devastating defeat, to Britain's seizure of Hong Kong. Flood of Fire is a thrillingly realised and richly populated novel, imbued with a wealth of historical detail, suffused with the magic of place and plotted with verve.
Subject Interpersonal relations
Fiction
Soldiers
Fiction
Opium trade
Fiction
Soldiers -- Fiction
Voyages and travels -- Fiction
Opium trade -- History -- Fiction
Opium trade -- India
Opium trade -- India -- History
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Drug traffic -- China -- History -- Fiction
Sailing ships -- Indian Ocean -- Fiction
Historical fiction
China -- History -- Opium War, 1840-1842
India -- HIstory -- 19th century -- Fiction
China -- History -- Opium War, 1840-1842 -- Fiction
India -- HIstory -- 19th century -- Fiction
China -- Fiction -- History -- Opium War, 1840-1842
Additional Author Ghosh, Amitav, 1956-
Catalogue Information 426801 Beginning of record . Catalogue Information 426801 Top of page .