Ooh, that pre-visioned death scene that Ash saw while traveling with Savage was very well described. Deliciously dark, even.
I'm loving this so far. Great depictions of India, action/adventure and tense stakes. I had to get over Ash's naivete for some parts of this, but I'm still rooting for him, and it's very interesting that he has to work with his enemy...for now.
Still (eagerly) reading. I'm finishing this tonight.