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Ibis Trilogy Amitav Ghosh Collection 3 Books Bundle includes Titles in this Collection :- Sea of Poppies, River of Smoke, Flood of Fire [Hardcover]. Description:- Sea of Poppies: Ibis Trilogy Book 1 At the heart of this epic saga, set just before the Opium Wars, is an old slaving-ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean, its crew a motley ...more
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Ben Zimmerman
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this trilogy. River of Smoke was the best, followed by Sea of Poppies and Flood of Fire, although they’re all great! They could all stand alone, although it’s better to read them all as a group because you’ll have so much extra insight into where the characters come from. I found some of the statements in the later books to be impactful because of how much they downplayed the deep, complex, and emotional storylines from the earlier books. A line would be presented as a fact about a chara ...more
John Crippen
Mary Z recommended this trilogy when I mentioned that I liked books and movies where characters from the past show up again, sometimes known and sometimes unrecognized, and where the human connections are surprising and complicated. Good call. It also moved a non-fiction book on the Opium Wars higher up on my reading list.
Alizée
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Huge fan of Chinese history, the Ibis trilogy made me travel in time and space! Also, some say it is a bit hard to read with all the different dialects transcribes, I find that it is what creates this atmosphere of epic, foreign and bring it to life! Ghosh also makes us bring to another level the storytelling, backing up his fiction with so many documents that it is almost a job of history-telling. Loved it, will recommend it to anyone who wants to see new horizons, his nose in a book.
shridhar joshi
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Initially very difficult to get hang of the lingo, but if you're a history geek with love for detailing, then it is a treat for you. Mind blowing level of research of those times. ...more
Matthew Mollet
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Epic
Margot
Feb 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I read Sea of Poppies and Flood of Fire to understand the poppy wars. I was surprise in the 1832 when Ghosh mentions a ship from Ireland was in the sea off China! Why was Ireland fighting? I'm now reading River of Smoke and looking forward to hearing Amitav Ghosh speak on March 5. ...more
Payel Kundu
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This trilogy really knocked my socks off. It was an intensely pleasurable read. All the books were excellent, with the second book probably being the best one. My lack of historical knowledge really worked in my favor for this book, as I had no spoilers about how the opium wars would turn out. Upon reading about Ghosh’s process after finishing the trilogy, I was astounded how much research went into crafting this series. In many cases, he preserves actual characters with their real names, and so ...more
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Amitav Ghosh is one of India's best-known writers. His books include The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In An Antique Land, Dancing in Cambodia, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Glass Palace, Incendiary Circumstances, The Hungry Tide. His most recent novel, Sea of Poppies, is the first volume of the Ibis Trilogy.

Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956. He studied in Dehra Dun, New Delhi, Alexan
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