Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

This meme is hosted by Breaking the Spine and is meant to highlight some great pre-publication books we all can't wait to get our grubby little mitts on.

The Mountain of Light by Indu Sundaresan. The book is being released by Washington Square Press on October 8, 2013.

Amazon says this about the book: From the internationally bestselling author of The Twentieth Wife, a novel based on the tumultuous history of a legendary 186-carat diamond and the men and women who possessed it

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.


  1. Interesting pick. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

  2. This so like a great read! Thanks for sharing!
    Ashley @ Nook of Books
    My WoW

  3. I haven't heard of this one before. Not sure it's for me, but I hope you enjoy it!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know


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