Coromandel Author:John Masters This novel is one of 7 that Masters set at different points in the history of British India. This is set the earliest, though it was not the first one he penned. — "Coromandel!" ... Jason Savage, was a boy in Wiltshire when he first saw that name on a bloodstained map... That map and the aching visions it caused drove Jason from his father's farm... more » to the roistering streets of London, by ship to India and Coromandel, through the jungles and across mountains.
This book has the most important ingredient of a novel: it draws you in with its plot and its characters. It does so, while giving one a little flavor of what India was like in the early days of the British East India Company. The reader will befriend Jason Savage, and the women he loves. There's enough "action" for most tastes; but the author does more: he takes us inside the mind of Jason and we see the drama of a young man building his own character, with the twists and turns involved.« less