The Mountain of Light

The Mountain of Light

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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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: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781452696102
1452696101
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 21 min.)) : digital

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laurenalm
Feb 08, 2017

An engaging and interesting way of telling the story of the fall of India to the British, and of Dalip Singh's life. Following the diamond provides a unique structure to this story, just as unique a point of view as Shadow Princess had of the building of the Taj Mahal. Indu Sundaresan has not yet disappointed me in my extremely high expectations of her writing and story telling capabilities.

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