Heretic Dawn

Fortunes of France: Volume 3
Product Number: EB00623895
Released: Jun 07, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781782272083
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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Description

1572: Returning from his studies in Montpellier, Pierre de Siorac is ambushed by a jealous Perigord nobleman. A duel ensues, and Pierre must subsequently travel to Paris, to seek his pardon from the King. The capital city and the royal court are a disorienting new environment for Pierre: a world of sweet words and fierce pride, where coquettish smiles hide behind fans, and murderous intents behind elegant bows; a world of genteel tennis matches and deadly swordplay, whose elaborate social graces mask a simmering tension that will soon explode to engulf the entire city in one of history's most infamous bouts of butchery - and signal the dawn of a new and bloody era in the history of France. Here, Pierre faces the greatest challenge of his young existence - to make his way through this deceptively dangerous milieu, to win a royal pardon, and finally to escape from Paris with his life, and the lives of his beloved companions, intact.

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Author(s): Robert Merle
Series: Fortunes of France Series No: 3
Original Publish Date: Jun 07, 2016

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