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"River of Smoke" will be the next (second) book in his Ibis Trilogy. The name "Ibis" stands for a ship, whose passengers and journey (via the Indian Ocean to Mauritius) are the focus of the trilogy, which is set in the mid-1800s during the times of the Opium Wars. The first was called "Sea of Poppies", and the second is set to release in the middle of 2011.

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