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Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh

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“Flood of Fire” is the third and final book in the “Ibis Trilogy,” a historical fiction series written by Indian author Amitav Ghosh. The book was published in 2015. The trilogy, which also includes “Sea of Poppies” and “River of Smoke,” is known for its intricate storytelling, rich historical detail, and exploration of the opium trade and its impact on various individuals and societies.

“Flood of Fire” continues to follow the interconnected lives of characters introduced in the previous two books, set against the backdrop of the Opium Wars between China and Britain in the mid-19th century. The series spans multiple locations, including India, China, and other parts of Asia, and delves into themes of colonialism, identity, and the clash of cultures.

In “Flood of Fire,” the diverse cast of characters find themselves caught up in the events leading to the Opium Wars, including the conflict over trade, power, and the opium trade itself. The novel weaves together personal narratives with historical events, providing insights into the lives of soldiers, traders, and individuals from different backgrounds who are affected by the war and its consequences.

Amitav Ghosh’s writing is known for its meticulous research and vivid descriptions, which bring historical settings and characters to life. He explores the complexities of human relationships, cultural exchange, and the ways in which historical events shape individuals and societies. Through his characters, Ghosh offers a multi-faceted view of the Opium Wars and their broader impact on the world.

“Flood of Fire” concludes the “Ibis Trilogy” with a compelling and immersive narrative that combines historical fiction with engaging storytelling. The trilogy as a whole is praised for its epic scope, attention to historical detail, and thought-provoking exploration of the complexities of colonialism, trade, and the interactions between East and West.


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