4 edition of 1610: A SUNDIAL IN A GRAVE. found in the catalog.
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|Number of Pages||57|
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Catalogue of ancient and modern pictures, ... the propert of George F. Perkins ... also pictures from Penicuik House ... and an assemblage of pictures by the early English and Dutch masters
Language eng Summary In an effort to expose the newly crowned queen Marie de Medici's ruthless plot to assassinate her husband, French king Henri IV, professional duelist and court spy Valentin Rochefort inadvertently carries it out.
A few people that I recommended this to before didnt care for it, but it is definitely one of my top five favorite of Kings - and my favorite of his Bachman books. The story is quite simple - mostly a love story between the narrator Rochefort the spy and Dariole the duellist. Gentle is a real-life mistress of the sword so her action scenes ring true. I'm still not sure about this one. This book seems inclined to S-M the other thing that seems to be going on in the scene that finally killed my patienceand it's reasonable to give folks with that interest and motivation some books to read.
As our three heroes arrive in London, a new player makes himself known on the scene: the English physician and mathematician Robert Fludd. And he's conscious of possibly facing failure to one particular rising star, but seems oblivious to what's actually going on. 1610 is written as if it were a computer-generated reconstructed translation of a fire-damaged manuscript by Rochefort.
In England, only five years earlier, conspirators nearly succeeded in blowing up King James I and his Parliament. What makes the novel most interesting and different is the complex characterization of Rochefort - although his life has not been above reproach, he is loyal and wise, and capable of great love and sacrifice.
I also loved the unexpected starring role of Wookey Hole Caves, near where I grew up in Somerset.
For this swordsman without a conscience is about to find himself caught between loyalty, love, and blackmail, between kings, queens, politicians, and Rosicrucians — and the woman he has, unknowingly, crossed land and sea to meet.
To enjoy this book allegedly set in the England of James I, you have to believe that two characters have the ability, through some ki The cover of this book promised a historical novel in the vein of "The Three Musketeers" or the two epic sagas of the under appreciated Dorothy Dunnett.