The Cardinal's Blades

The Cardinal's Blades

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Welcome to seventeenth-century Paris, where intrigue, duels, and spies are rife and Cardinal Richelieu's men may be prevailed upon to risk life and limb in the name of France at a moment's notice. And with war on the horizon, the defense of the nation has never been more pressing.

Danger is rising from the south--an insidious plot that could end with a huge dragon-shaped shadow falling over France, a shadow cast by dragons quite unlike the pet dragonets that roam the cities like stray cats, or the tame wyverns men ride like horses, high over the Parisian rooftops. These dragons and their descendants are ancient, terrible, and powerful ... and their plans contain little room for the lives or freedom of men.

Cardinal Richelieu has nowhere else to turn; Captain La Fargue and his elite group of men, the Cardinal's Blades, must turn the tide. They must hold the deadly Black Claw cult at bay, root out traitors to the crown, rescue prisoners, and fulfill their mission for the Cardinal, for their country, but above all for themselves.

It's death or victory. And the victory has never been less certain.
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Pyr, 2010.
ISBN: 9781616142452
1616142456
Branch Call Number: SF
Characteristics: 309 p. : map ; 23 cm.

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ChristchurchLib Jan 22, 2014

"If you've ever thought The Three Musketeers would have been better with dragons, then be sure to put this book on your reading list. In 1633, France is under threat from rival power Spain, a nation ruled by dragons. The only ones who can stop the Court of Dragons' agents, the Black Claw, are the Cardinal's Blades. Too bad they've been disbanded. Can the swordsmen reunite in time to save their country? Originally released in France, this swashbuckling adventure story is the 1st book in a trilogy that continues with The Alchemist in the Shadows and The Dragon Arcana." Fantasy January 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/e88314ee-6fa8-4404-a4ca-a4434322a503?postId=6ada4461-b345-4148-b15d-3f13e91854b6

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