The Avengers of the King
Publication Date: May 2, 2022
In 1793 Paris, a mysterious personage nicknamed the Reaper leads a vast network of men and women royalist conspirators who are determined to undo the French Revolution. Among its many members are a knife-wielding seamstress, a cunning financier, and a young noblewoman of proverbial beauty. When the conspirators' attempt to rescue King Louis XVI from execution fails, their mission becomes to avenge their monarch's death by slaughtering Robespierre and the Revolution's other leading regicides. But with the Reign of Terror intensifying and an adept police spy on their trail, will their eighteen-month quest succeed, or will they, like their king, go to the guillotine?
An epic novel inspired by real persons and events, The Avengers of the King is noted French author Jean Drault's literary masterpiece of royalist intrigue, heroic self-sacrifice, and bold counter-revolutionary vengeance, a pleasureful read weaving wit with suspense and tragedy with triumph.