The Avengers of the King
Publication Date: May 2, 2022
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The Avengers of the King, by Jean Drault, tells the story of a group of royalists who are determined to undo the French Revolution. After their attempt to rescue King Louis XVI from execution fails, they set out to avenge his death. However, with the Reign of Terror intensifying, their quest may not be successful. Drault's novel is inspired by real persons and events, and it is a tour de force of royalist intrigue, heroic self-sacrifice, and bold counter-revolutionary vengeance. The characters are richly drawn and the plot is suspenseful and twisty. This is a book that will keep you up all night, turning the pages to see what happens next.
But beyond being a page-turner, The Avengers of the King is also a deeply moving story about love and loss, hope and despair, courage and cowardice. It is an exploration of what it means to be human, set against the backdrop of one of the most turbulent periods in history.
Whether you're new to Drault's work or a longtime fan, you'll be enthralled by this epic novel.