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Sunday, June 23, 2013
The Barbed Crown: An Ethan Gage Adventure - William Dietrich
is back for a sixth historical adventure in this series that unfolds
against a backdrop of European history during the late 1700s and
he once fought with Napoleon in Egypt, Ethan is now bent on revenge
against Bonaparte for the kidnapping of his son, Harry, and for
nearly killing his wife, Astiza. Smuggled into France, the American
is determined to derail his former friend’s plans to take Europe.
Recruited by other foreign agents to stop Bonaparte, Ethan
infiltrates the French Court and tries to sabotage Napoleon’s
coronation but that plan doesn’t succeed.
for his life, Ethan barely makes it out of France and across the
channel to England. There he joins a motley but interesting group of
renegades including Robert Fulton, Sir William Congreve, and smuggler
Tom Johnstone. As France and Great Britain square off and the Battle
of Trafalgar unfolds, this indomitable hero finds himself once again
right in the center of the conflict. And, as usual, he’ll requite
himself admirably and continue to make a little history.
enjoy historical thrillers with action heroes reminiscent of Indiana
Jones, this series is a must read. Ethan Gage could teach Jones a
thing or two!