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League of Spies: Fortunes of France: Volume 4 (Paperback)

League of Spies: Fortunes of France: Volume 4 By Robert Merle, T. Jefferson Kline (Translated by) Cover Image
By Robert Merle, T. Jefferson Kline (Translated by)
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This is book number 4 in the Fortunes of France series.


The fourth book in the bestselling Fortunes of France series, in a brand new look.

An uneasy peace reigns in France, but behind the scenes Catholics, Protestants and the agents of foreign powers are still locked in secretive, bloody combat as they struggle to control the country's future. In this unstable atmosphere Pierre de Siorac again leaves his Perigord home for Paris, but his apparent employment as a doctor masks an even more serious and deadly occupation - as a spy working for King Henry IV, using fair means and foul to protect his rule and the peace of the realm.

As the plots against his king thicken, Pierre finds himself struggling to save not only his country, but the lives of his entire family. With his back to the wall, he will need a keen wit and as steady sword arm to fight his way to safety.

Behold the Prince is the fourth book in the swashbuckling Fortunes of France series.

About the Author

Robert Merle (1908-2004) was born in French Algeria, before moving to mainland France in 1918. Originally an English teacher, Merle served as an interpreter with British Expeditionary Force during the Second World War, and was captured by the German army at Dunkirk, the experience of which served as the basis for his Goncourt-prize-winning Weekend at Zuydcoote. He published the 13 volumes of his hugely popular Fortunes of France series over four decades, from 1977 to 2003, the final volume appearing just a year before his death in 2004.

Praise For…

Praise for the Fortunes of France series

   • 'A master of the historical novel.' - Guardian
   • 'France's modern Dumas.' - Sunday Times
   • 'Both wise and audacious, constantly nudging up against the extraordinary.' - New York Times Book Review
   • 'Historical fiction at its very best.' - We Love this Book
   • 'Swashbuckling historical fiction... For all its philosophical depth [The Brethren] is a hugely entertaining romp.' - Christobel Kent, Guardian
   • 'A sprawling, earthy tale of peril, love, lust, death, dazzling philosophical debate and political intrigue - Gransnet
   • 'Sword-slashing action.' - The Connexion
Product Details
ISBN: 9781782273929
ISBN-10: 1782273921
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Publication Date: February 5th, 2019
Pages: 576
Language: English
Series: Fortunes of France