The Mountain of Light

The Mountain of Light

A Novel

Book - 2013 | First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
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From the internationally bestselling author of The Twentieth Wife , a novel based on the tumultuous history of a legendary 186-carat diamond--originating in India--and the men and women who possessed it.

As empires rose and fell and mighty kings jostled for power, its glittering radiance never dimmed. It is the "Mountain of Light"--the Kohinoor diamond--and its facets reflect a sweeping story of love, adventure, conquest, and betrayal. Its origins are the stuff of myth, but for centuries this spectacular gem changes hands from one ruler to another in India, Persia, and Afghanistan. In 1850, the ancient stone is sent halfway around the world where it will play a pivotal role in the intertwined destinies of a boy-king of India and a young queen of England--a queen who claims the Mountain of Light and India itself for her own burgeoning empire, the most brilliant jewels in her imperial crown.

The Mountain of Light is a magnificent story of loss and recovery, sweeping change and enduring truth, wrapped around the glowing heart of one of the world's most famous diamonds.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Washington Square Press, 2013.
Edition: First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781451643510
Branch Call Number: SUNDA
Characteristics: xxii, 324 pages : map ; 21 cm

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laurenalm86
Feb 10, 2017

Fascinating and interesting as ever! I love these novels for their historical accuracy, wonderful characters and plot-line and amazing descriptions. I was fascinated by the story of the Kohinoor's journey to the queen's crown, and I loved the way the story was told.

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ecifani
Jun 26, 2014

An good book to read if you enjoy adventure.

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