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    • ISBN:9781444721171
    • Publication date:07 Nov 2013

The War of the Grail

By Geoffrey Wilson

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The third volume in the enthralling alternative-history series that began with Land of Hope and Glory takes the English rebels led by Jack Casey to a head-on clash with the occupying Indian forces who have conquered Britain in the 1860s.

In Land of Hope and Glory Geoffrey Wilson imagined a world in which an Indian empire rules Europe through the power of magic. In The Place of Dead Kings, Jack Casey - an old soldier who never meant to be a hero - became England's only hope.

Now it is 1856, King John is dead and the war that Jack has dreaded since the start of the English rebellion has finally begun. Regiments of Rajthanan troops are massing to the south of free Shropshire while to the north, refugees bring stories of attacks by the devil himself.

Both friends and enemies fear that unless Jack can find the elusive Holy Grail, there is no hope . . .

A strange set of maps that Jack discovered in Scotland could hold the key to England's freedom. Kanvar, the rebels' enigmatic Sikh ally, believes the charts will unlock the secrets of the Rajthanans' magic and perhaps guide Jack to the Grail itself.

But can Jack harness the power of the Grail before the conqueror's overwhelming forces destroy the dream of a free England forever?

Biographical Notes

Geoffrey Wilson was born in South Africa, grew up in New Zealand and then backpacked around the world before eventually settling in the United Kingdom.

He studied Hinduism and Buddhism at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and has been fascinated by India since travelling there in the early 1990s.

He worked in IT for several years, eventually starting a web development business with three friends.

www.geoffreywilson.net

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  • ISBN: 9781444721188
  • Publication date: 13 Feb 2014
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
'This impressive debut fuses fantasy with alternate history, reversing the British Empire's conquest of India. Wilson's version of 19th-century England has been invaded and conquered by the Indian empire of Rajthana, which rules all of Europe with vast armies and a magical source known as sattva . . . The mix of Arthurian legend and Hindu mysticism make this breakneck-paced adventure a rich and engaging read.' — Publishers Weekly on Land of Hope and Glory
'Sometimes you stumble upon a book that really draws you in. Time becomes meaningless and you put aside the real world just to finish the story. Land of Hope and Glory by Geoffrey Wilson was one of those books for me.' — Alternate History Weekly Update on LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY
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