Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Palace Tiger by Barbara Cleverly (Joe Sandilands)

One of the best Sandilands installments to date, featuring Cleverly's usual ability to paint a lush portrait of the British Raj and the accompanying political machinations interspersed with wonderfully vibrant characters.

My only complaint about this series so far would be that Joe Sandilands, our protagonist hero, remains largely static and there is very little in the way of personal development. Although we know who he is, a handsome, intelligent and affable man, we don't really know much about him and nothing seems to change in his personal world. I'm sure, however, that this will not be the case in subsequent books.

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