Shadow of the Moon Author:M. M. Kaye The author was born in India, where she lived most of her life. Her love of that country is evident in her loving, descriptive passages of the land of her birth. Her assessment of Anglo-Indian relations during the time of the British Raj is infused in the characters of her spellbinding novel. With exotic, mid-eighteenth century India as a backdr... more »op for most of this engrossing story, the reader is swept away by its beautifully descriptive narrative. It is in India that the fate of a beautiful, young, Anglo-Spaniard heiress with the improbable name of Winter Ballasteros and that of Captain Alex Randall, a commissioned officer with the East India Company, are irrevocably intertwined.
M.M. Kaye's breathtaking masterpiece returns us once again to the vast, intoxicating romance of India under the British Raj, a fabled land of moonlit palace gardens, filled with whisperings of passion and intrigue. It is the story of Winter, a beautiful English heiress come home to her beloved India, and of Captain Alex Randall, her protector, aching with need to possess her. Forged in the fires of a war that threatens to topple an empire, it is the story of a desperate, consuming, unforgettable love. There are only a few novels so haunting they echo through our dreams long after the last page is read. Such a novel is Shadow of the Moon, a story that will never end, as long as the heart remembers.« less