Unlimited [Science Fiction Book] ✓ The Empress Emerald - by J.G.Harlond ↠


  • Title: The Empress Emerald
  • Author: J.G.Harlond
  • ISBN: 9780992803667
  • Page: 218
  • Format: ebook

  • Leo Kazan is half Russian and half Indian, an orphan or so he believes and a talented linguist He is also a thief, attracted like a magpie to everything which glitters He becomes the prot g of Sir Lionel Pinchcoffin, the District Political Officer in Bombay, who recognises Leo s talents and turns him into a spy From an early age, Leo is immersed in the seedy world ofLeo Kazan is half Russian and half Indian, an orphan or so he believes and a talented linguist He is also a thief, attracted like a magpie to everything which glitters He becomes the prot g of Sir Lionel Pinchcoffin, the District Political Officer in Bombay, who recognises Leo s talents and turns him into a spy From an early age, Leo is immersed in the seedy world of international espionage, revolutionary politics and diamond smuggling He travels from India to Europe and Russia, but the most meaningful time in his life are a few stolen days when he meets and falls in love with Davina Dymond in London.As the drums of war reverberate around the world for the second time in their lives, Leo begins to understand his history and Davina, trapped in war torn Spain, turns to crime to survive Both must unshackle themselves from the ways of the old world, and those who seek to manipulate them, before they can find true happiness and each other An epic and enthralling novel of love and separation, betrayal and treachery, which sweeps the reader across continents from India and Russia to Spain and England Individual lives are torn apart by the flood of war and political manipulation, yet even as they struggle in that drowning tide, Leo and Davina discover their own identities and place of belonging Cinematic, with a rich tapestry of colour and characters Karen Maitland author of The Falcons of Fire and Ice
    J.G.Harlond
    J.G Harlond writes historical crime fiction set in the 17th and early 20th centuries, and fantasy based on ancient Norse sagas Encouraged by positive reviews for her first novel, Jane re wrote it as The Empress Emerald then completed a linked prequel, The Chosen Man Highly recommended by the Historical Novel Society She is currently working on The Chosen Man Trilogy, charting the international espionage and adventures of the charismatic rogue Ludo da Portovenere around 17th century Europe Local Resistance is a World War II murder mystery set in a small Cornish fishing village, where everyone has a secret, one of which could change the history of the nation It has received a Discovered Diamond award and was a Book of the Month in 2017 Dark Night, Black Horse a novella is based on real events in Co n, Andaluc a, Spain during the early part of the Spanish Civil War A true story about a young boy who rescues his father s favourite black stallion from Nationalist troops and hides it in a cave The story is also available in Spanish as Noche Oscura, Caballo Negro The Doomsong Sword is high fantasy based on part of the Norse Volsung Saga This is a coming of age story with an evil dragon and semi mortals from Asgard about Davor, a reluctant hero, who is destined to weild the fabled sword named doomsong.


    Commentaires:

    B.A. Morton
    A thoroughly engrossing story that begins with an abducted child and follows his life through 40 years as he travels back and forth from India, Spain, UK and Russia. The depth of detail re political and social change during this time is impressive and interesting and provides a multifaceted backdrop to what becomes a sweeping epic of cinematic style.I loved the vibrant scene setting and the characterisation. Leo, the plump little magpie, whose love of shiny things leads him from an Indian orphan [...]

    D.w.
    In the Empress Emerald, we have a tale spanning the life of a man, and by extension the events that surround that life that affect him personally as well as those that are occurring about the globe that changed everyone's lives as well. With the device from the title, Ms. Harlond uses the Empress Emerald which is a necklace to weave itself about the main character like a cloak that will protect and shield our hero, Leo Kazan, as well as be the fire, albeit green since it is an emerald that burns [...]

    Anna Belfrage
    This is a brave, broad brush-stroke novel, encompassing four decades over several continents. The story starts in India, where a young governess makes a spur of the moment decision to abduct a child. Thereby, little Leo Kazan is robbed of his heritage and his parents, and through a number of events ends up in a British run orphanage in Bombay. Leo is the protagonist of the novel, and we watch him grow from a young child to an adept young man, with an impressive ear for languages and an equally i [...]

    Robin Levin
    Catalina Figuroa Da Silva, a Portuguese-Indian from Goa, married to Leonid Kazan, a Russian diplomat is traveling by train from Goa to Bombay with her six month old infant. By chance she finds herself sharing a compartment with Millicent Cleaver, an Anglo-Indian governess. Catalina initiates a conversation with the reluctant Millicent and shows her the valuable Empress Emerald that her husband has bought for her. It may have once belonged to a Tzarina. At a train stop Millicent volunteers to hol [...]

    J. Bauer
    The author introduces us to Leo, a boy growing up in an orphanage in Bombay and right away I was intrigued by Leo's circumstances and character. In time his talents are put to use by the British government, setting Leo on a life lived as a spy. Such an occupation comes with the obligatory personal sacrifices and Leo suffers more than his fair share of these.Davina Dymond is an innocent, young romantic ready for marriage. She meets and falls for Leo, but his duty to Britain quickly separates them [...]

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