Novels of India

John Speed’s Novels of India cover the final years of the Mogul Empire and the rise of the Marathis under the highwayman Shivaji. This historical fiction series begins with The Temple Dancer, when Maya, a graceful, young temple dancer with a mysterious past, is sold into slavery, and enters a world of intrigue, violence, and forbidden love. Bought by a Portuguese trader and sold as a concubine to the dissolute vizier of Bijapur, she embarks on a treacherous journey that will lead her into the center of a crucial period in Indian history.

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The Temple Dancer
The Temple Dancer

Novels of India

John Speed

St. Martin's Press

India, 1657.When Maya, a graceful, young temple dancer with a mysterious past, is sold into slavery, she enters a world of intrigue, violence, and forbidden love. Bought by a Portuguese...

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Tiger Claws
Tiger Claws

Novels of India

John Speed

St. Martin's Press

India, 1658. History blazes in the pages of Tiger Claws as passion and desire ignite India's Muslim-Hindu conflict. The adventure that began with The Temple Dancer now continues...

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