Publisher: Pushkin Press
Number of pages: 576
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
"Swashbuckling historical fiction... For all its philosophical depth [The Brethren] is a hugely entertaining romp... The comparisons with Dumas seem both natural and deserved and the next 12 instalments [are] a thrilling prospect." - Christobel Kent, Guardian
"A vivid novel by France's modern Dumas... [there is] plenty of evidence in the rich characterisation and vivid historical detail that a reader's long-term commitment will be amply rewarded." - Sunday Times
"We're swept away by triumph, tragedy, action and adventure... It's a novel like this that makes reviewing one of the best jobs in the world." - Bookbag, Five Star Review
"Cleverly depicts France's epic religious wars through the intimate prism of one family's experience... Beautifully written." - Metro
Praise for the series:
"The spectacular 13-volume evocation of 16th-17th-century France." - Independent
"A master of the historical novel." - Guardian
"Robert Merle is one of the very few French writers who has attained both popular success and the admiration of critics. The doyen of our novelists is a happy man." - Le Figaro
"A wonderful, colourful, breathlessly narrated historical panorama." - Zeitpunkt
"The Dumas of the twentieth century." - Neues Deutschland
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