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The French Executioner

English · Paperback / Softback

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Zusatztext Don't miss this wonderful saga of magic and heroism ... stirring and delightful ... constantly exciting ... For sheer pleasure I've read nothing to match it all year Informationen zum Autor C.C. Humphreys was born in Toronto and grew up in Los Angeles and London. A third generation actor and writer on both sides of his family! he is married and lives on Salt Spring Island! Canada. www.cchumphreys.com Klappentext Irresistible adventure story based on the real-life figure of Jean Rombaud! who beheaded Anne Boleyn. Zusammenfassung Irresistible adventure story based on the real-life figure of Jean Rombaud, who beheaded Anne Boleyn. It is 1536, and the expert swordsman, Jean Rombaud, has been brought over from France by Henry VIII to behead his wife, Anne Boleyn. But on the eve of her execution Rombaud swears a vow to the ill-fated queen - to bury her six-fingered hand, symbol of her rumoured witchery, at a sacred crossroads. Yet in a Europe ravaged by religious war, the hand of this infamous Protestant icon is so powerful a relic that many will kill for it... From a battle between slave galleys to a black mass in a dungeon, through the hallucinations of St Anthony's Fire to the fortress of an apocalyptic Messiah, Jean seeks to honour his vow.

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Thrilling, funny, well researched and, at times, painfully poignant INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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Authors C C Humphreys, C. C. Humphreys, C.C. Humphreys, Chris Humphreys
Publisher Orion
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 18.11.2004
 
EAN 9780752848303
ISBN 978-0-7528-4830-3
No. of pages 464
Dimensions 154 mm x 199 mm x 31 mm
Subject Fiction > Narrative literature

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