Fortunes of France 1: The Brethren (Paperback)
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The Perigord of sixteenth-century France is a wild region on the edge of the reaches of royal authority-its steep, forested valleys roamed by bands of brigands and gypsies, its communities divided by conflict between Catholics and converts to the new Protestant faith, the Huguenots. To this beautiful but dangerous country come two veterans of the French king's wars, Jean de Siorac and Jean de Sauveterre, The Brethren-as fiercely loyal to the crown as they are to their Huguenot religion. They make their home in the formidable chateau of Mespech, and the community they found prospers, but they are far from secure-religious civil war looms on the horizon, famine and plague stalk the land, and The Brethren must use all their wits to protect those they love from the chaos that threatens to sweep them away. The Brethren is the first volume in the epic historical drama Fortunes of France-a lusty, exhilarating blend of adventure and romance set against the backdrop of a critical period in European history. This revamped B-format edition is perfectly placed to capitalise on the success of the first edition last autumn. The sequel, City of Wisdom and Blood, will be published in September, while the third instalment in the series, Heretic Dawn, will follow in early 2016.

Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781782271239
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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“History, heritage and Huguenots.”

A favourite series in France, finally available for the English reader, and a worthy translation .
The first in a sequence, introducing a family and community caught up in the events of the time. Masses of historical... More

Paperback edition
7th September 2014
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“Fortunes of France: The Brethren”

Robert Merle’s The Brethren is just ridiculously good. It tells the story of two veteran soldiers in 16th century France as they withdraw from the religious chaos that plagues society and establish their own community... More

Paperback edition
31st August 2014
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“A wonderful treat!”

This is the first volume in a thirteen book series, which has been translated from French to English. Set in sixteenth century France, it tells the story of the Huguenot de Siorac family and their household staff.... More

Paperback edition
7th August 2015
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