This is my favorite Victoria Holt book. Drusilla is a wonderful character, in spite of her lack of description of her feelings. After i read this book i became really interested in India and its old customs. And of Fabian... how to describe him? He is my favorite male character of period books (even more than Mr Darcy). True, at the beginning he is kind of a jerk, but the truth is he is so charming, so powerful, so funny... I´m in love with Fabian! I envy Drusilla, who could make a rich and powerful young man fall in love with her despite her being plain and poor.