Monday, 20 July 2015

Another Meal And Another Adventure

SM Stirling, The Peshawar Lancers (New York, 2003).

Athelstane King visits his family's business agent in Delhi, Elias the Jew, and is served a meal:

"...minced lamb cooked with garlic, turmeric, and coriander, mixed with peas and tomatoes and served on basmati rice with naan for scooping, hot tea, and fruit to follow." (p. 214)

Athelstane is also told about another of his father, Eric King's, adventures. Eric rescued Elias' son, David, from a dungeon of the priests of Malik Nous in Bokhara (see second image). Such an exploit would furnish an excellent episode in a series of Eric King's
adventures. Athelstane thinks:

"That was something he had to get the details on, someday. To go into the empire of evil, and the very heart of darkness..." (p. 216)

Our sentiments, exactly.


Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

I too would like to know more on how Eric King rescued Elias' son from the priests of the Peacock Angel! The bad guys in THE PESHAWAR LANCERS are very, very bad indeed!

Dang! I may have to again set aside John Wright's ARCHITECT OF AEONS to reread PESHAWAR! (Smiles)


Paul Shackley said...

This blog is doing its job when it persuades an Anderson/Stirling fan to reread the book under discussion!

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

And I've already started rereading THE PESHAWAR LANCERS! (Smiles)

And I have in the back of my mind a wish to soon reread the stories in Anderson's FLANDRY OF TERRA.