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Fortunes of France 2: City of Wisdom and Blood (Paperback)
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Fortunes of France 2: City of Wisdom and Blood (Paperback)

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Paperback 576 Pages / Published: 05/07/2018
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During the French Wars of Religion only fools walk the streets at night unarmed, while a profession of faith in the wrong company can lead to a knife in the back. Lawlessness and religious hatred threaten to tear the whole country in two. Now an adult, Pierre de Siorac must travel south on dangerous roads to the great university town ofMontpellier, accompanied by his strapping but naive brother Samson and the crafty Miroul. Well-armoured, with swords and pistols at their belts, the trio are confident of repelling any bandits who cross their path, but away from the safety of their Perigord home they will encounter many new dangers, and delights.

Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781782275084
Number of pages: 576
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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Praise for The Brethren

"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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“Is this what your Calvin preaches?”

The second volume of Merle’s Fortunes of France weighs in at a little short of 600 pages. This homage to Dumas focuses on the French wars of religion and its protagonists are Protestant Huguenots. In this novel the... More

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