Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Terror in the Sun
Terror in the Sun is #110 in the Bantam series and was published in October 1979. I ended up buying this book used instead of new since I couldn't find a new copy a few months after it was published. Books had a longer shelf life in the past!
This is a story about Brucena, who runs into Ian Huntley after he meets her on the train to Saugor. She is on her way to stay with her cousin and help out with their new baby. Ian escorts her there because of the dangers in 1830's India.
Francis Marshall illustrates a magnificent cover with our hero in uniform looking very dashing and our heroine in a full blue dress and bonnet typical of the 1830's. Note the little boy with a ball behind her. The natives behind are colorful and the ruler looks proud and wealthy. Another great cover by Francis Marshall!