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Paperback The King of the Khyber Rifles Book

ISBN: 1470080222

ISBN13: 9781470080228

The King of the Khyber Rifles

(Book #4 in the Yasmini Series)

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This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare's finesse to Oscar Wilde's wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim's Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites...

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British India adventure/military classic

From cover: "There are rumors of an uprising. Our young hero Athelston King of the India Secret Service, is dispatched to the Khyber Pass to prevent what threatens to become a Holy War. Armed only with quick wit, courage and the knowledge of men, King must travel to the Khinjan Caves, a place from which no Englishman has ever emerged alive. For this mission, King is assigned a partner, Yasmini the Wonderful, a woman who all of India believes to hold the mysteries of the mountains in the hollow of her hand. Before they are through, many will die and King himself, will stand on the brink of death."

A Lost Classic

Thirty years ago, this was one of the "Classics Illustrated" comics, and it made a big impression on me as a kid. Now, having visited India and studied its history, returning to the story in book form resonated on several levels. Mundy is a piercing observer of human nature as manifested in the diverse peoples of India and their British imperialist masters. He is also a master of graphic description. This swashbuckling tale of fantasy and adventure lets him be Edgar Rice Burroughs and Rudyard Kipling at the same time. It's exhilirating, thought-provoking, and a great memoir of the not-so-distant days when fantasy worlds could still be postulated for this planet. Read it, and then read "The Nine Unknown", by the same author
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