"Far Pavillions" is truly a monumental epic that has many elements to it: adventure, combat, courage, human sacrifice, and love between Ash, an Englishman and Juli, a princess who must choose between the heritage of her people and the man she loves. The setting goes from the foothills of the Himalayans to the palaces of East India.
There is so much to this book that it's hard to summarize. The plot throughout is exciting and adventurous; the characters very likeable except for the enemies of Ash and Juli. But they'e multi-layered characters, making this story that much richer. This is a big book, with over 1100 pages but it's well worth it if you can put the time aside to read it. You'll learn much there is to know about India and her past, historically as well as culturally. A truly great novel.
Love M.M.Kaye and her detailed and fascinating stories woven in the times of the British Raj. Truth be told she tells it like it was and that makes the story even better.
A very thick book of a love story (over 1000 pages!) Get a cup of tea, a box of kleenex and your reading glasses, and enjoy :0)