- By Sarah D'Almeida

Dying by the Sword

  • Title: Dying by the Sword
  • Author: Sarah D'Almeida
  • ISBN: 9780425224618
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dying by the Sword New from a gifted writer VICTORIA THOMPSON who brings mystery to th century France As the Four Musketeers race to save Porthos s servant from the gallows they run afoul of Cardinal Richelieu who i

    New from a gifted writer VICTORIA THOMPSON who brings mystery to 17th century France.As the Four Musketeers race to save Porthos s servant from the gallows, they run afoul of Cardinal Richelieu, who is investigating a far serious matter a plot against the life of the king.

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    1. Think of an old black and white film, where a bunch of guy friends get in trouble and save the day with a little bit of help and humour: D'Artagnan:Monsieur D’Artagnan père, a man of certain convictions and wise maxims, had once told his son, when D’Artagnan was just a small boy, that the probability was that there was no such thing as ghosts, and that it was very important for D’Artagnan to know that. On the other hand, it was important to keep in mind that the ghosts themselves might no [...]

    2. Athos didn’t resent that his father expected him to play chess. He didn’t even resent that the late Count gloried in winning games over his small son. What he resented—the memory that still made the bile rise at the back of his throat—was that the rules of the game had never been explained to him. Night after night, he’d sat there, and learned all the moves by trying them the wrong way first. Night after night, day after day, he’d brooded on the losses. And every night his father smi [...]

    3. For the final book in the series, it left a few questions unanswered, and the mystery was convoluted and involved, almost as though the author fully expected there to be another book to finish out the series. The action was complicated by far too many characters, many of whom never went anywhere and left only questions.The story was true Musketeer style, though it seemed like the book started out in one place and finished in a completely different direction, as though the publisher cancelled the [...]

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