Jani and the Greater Game
29 July 2014
Being an account of certain dramatic events that recently unfolded on the Subcontinent, and of several amazing revelations about the discovery of Annapurnite and the nature of reality, as experienced by a Lady, Miss Janisha Chatterjee...
India 1910, the British rule with an iron fist over an empire built on a powerful and mysterious power source known as Annapurnite.
Eighteen-year-old Janisha Chatterjee, the Cambridge-educated daughter of a prominent Indian government minister, is somewhere above the Hindu Kush when her airship is attacked and brought down by Russian gunfire.
Trapped in the wreckage with the Russian soldiers poised to end her life, she is saved by a monstrous, but kind, stranger, whose parting gift to her – a strange, coin-like device – holds the key to the secret of Annapurnite, and plunges Jani head-first into the centre of the “Greater Game”: the ongoing stand-off between the British, Chinese and Russian super-powers on the Indian sub-continent.
Her resulting journey to the source of Annapurnite in the foothills of the Himalayas is a beautifully realised adventure from SF master Eric Brown, which opens up the world of steampunk far beyond Victorian London and introduces readers to their new favourite heroine.
Jani and the Greater Game takes the heart of Rudyard Kipling’s Kim and fires it full of steam.
UK: 9781781082041 | 31st July 2014
US: 9781781082058 | 29th July 2014