By Mary Gentle
"It's approximately intercourse, and cruelty, and forgiveness."
therefore starts off a sweeping ancient event approximately dueling swordsmen and the plot to kill a king within the grand culture of Dorothy Dunnett and Alexander Dumas.
The yr is 1610. Continental Europe is in brief at peace after years of warfare, yet Henri IV of France is making plans to invade the German principalities. In England, merely 5 years past, conspirators approximately succeeded in blowing up King James I and his Parliament. The seeds of the English Civil struggle and the Thirty Years struggle are visibly being sown, and the prospect for either enlightenment and catastrophe abounds.
yet Valentin Rochefort, duelist and undercover agent for France's strong monetary minister, couldn't care much less. until eventually he's drawn into the glittering palaces, bawdy again streets, and lovely theatrics of Renaissance France and Shakespearean London in a perilous plot either to kill King James I and to save lots of him. For this swordsman and not using a sense of right and wrong is ready to discover himself stuck among loyalty, love, and blackmail, among kings, queens, politicians, and Rosicrucians -- and the girl he has, unknowingly, crossed land and sea to satisfy.
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1610: A Sundial in a Grave by Mary Gentle