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In the mid-1870s, a violent spray of comets hits Earth, decimating cities, erasing shorelines, and changing the world's climate forever. And just as Earth's temperature dropped, so was civilization frozen in time. Instead of advancing technologically, humanity had to piece itself back together....
In the 21st century, boats still run on steam, messages arrive by telegraph, and the British Empire, with its capital now in Delhi, controls much of the world. The other major world leader is the Czar of All the Russias. Everyone predicts an eventual, deadly showdown. But no one can predict the role that one man, Captain Athelstane King, reluctant spy and hero, will play....
©2002 Steven M. Stirling (P)2017 Tantor
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“An irresistible read." ( Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kyle Ellsworth on 12-12-17

Great Alternative History

I’m only sad it’s the only one, but it’s elegant and exciting. This is a story that will appeal to anyone who’s ever been interested in alternative history. It has military and political technicality, well written romance, and exciting action!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jill Lagace on 12-06-17

Love the story, the narrator - not so much

What made the experience of listening to The Peshawar Lancers the most enjoyable?

I have been waiting for this book to be available!

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As a huge fan of S.M. Stirling, I was very excited when I saw this audio version of Peshawar Lancers was available. I love his stand alone novels. But after listening to the recording, I still love the story, but was turned off by the performance. As a Russian speaker (2nd language), his portrayal of the Russian accents and the pronunciation of Russian words was very distracting and wasn't even close to being correct. A lot of the accents, Russian included, sounded as if the portrayed speaker was French.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Jonathan Wenden on 12-10-17

An intesting setting but the story is lacking

The setting and world is interesting and obviusly well thought out but the story was not that interesting. The characters are equally not well expanded upon. The narrator was good though.

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