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For Your Viewing Pleasure: The Cardinal's Blades (full cover spread)

The Cardinal’s Blades by Pierre Pevel
Translated by Tom Clegg
Cover Illustration © Jon Sullivan 
Design by Jacqueline Cooke

Winner of the 2010 David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer

“Bold and completely absorbing, Pevel’s English language debut is exciting stuff.” Total Sci-Fi Online

Welcome to seventeenth century Paris, where intrigue, duels and spies are rife and Cardinal Richelieu’s agents 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 which could end with a huge dragon- shaped shadow falling over France. A shadow cast by dragons quite unlike the pet dragonets which 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 puny humans.

Cardinal Richelieu has nowhere else to turn; Captain La Fargue and his elite group of agents, 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.

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