The Poisoned Island: A Novel

The Poisoned Island: A Novel

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Tahiti 1769. English sailors arrive on the shores of the Polynesian paradise— a place of staggering beauty where magic and ancient myths still hold sway. But they soon devastate the island with disease, war, and death, planting deadly seeds that will be carried back to England forty years later.

London 1812. On a gray June morning, the Solander docks, her hold containing hundreds of exotic plants from Tahiti for the King’s Gardens at Kew. The apparently successful… (more)

Editorial reviews (2 reviews)


Exotic locales, nautical history, investigative history, Victorian London, the haves versus the have-nots, and a hint of magic all combine to create an explosive story about revenge and the dangers of empire-building.

The Poisoned Island is immersive and addictive. The world is so vivid and well-built, it is hard to put down.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Washington Square Press (January 14, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 432 pages

File size: 5.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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