The French Orphan
The year is 1640, and Louis XIII is on the French throne. However, as far as you’re concerned, this is all pretty meaningless. After all, as a teenage orphan living in a monastery school in Reims, all you have to worry about is dodging the unpleasant advances of a few unsavoury monks and looking... show more
The year is 1640, and Louis XIII is on the French throne. However, as far as you’re concerned, this is all pretty meaningless. After all, as a teenage orphan living in a monastery school in Reims, all you have to worry about is dodging the unpleasant advances of a few unsavoury monks and looking forward to a life of penniless and celibate servitude in a religious order. After a childhood and adolescence plagued by a constant longing to know who he really is, orphan Pierre has not the slightest idea that his questions are about to be answered. But you know what they say – be careful what you wish for… Suddenly finding out who you are can bring with it not only happiness and fortune, but danger, friendship and the sort of swift education that the monastery could never have provided! The discovery of who Pierre really is affects not only Pierre and his friends, but has ramifications for the French nobility, the English crown, and most dangerous of all, the machinations of Cardinal Richelieu and his fierce ambition for the Church and for himself. [This is a revised, second edition]
Publish date: August 24th 2012
Pages no: 388
Edition language: English
Series: The French Orphan (#1)
Pierre is an orphan at a monastery in Reims, France, 1640. For an orphan, he is doing pretty well for himself; Pierre has food, clothing, shelter and is receiving an education. However, he has a deep desire to find out where he came from. Pierre's best friend, Armand and his cousin, Marie hatch ...
This may sound a little harsh, but there is a lot to dislike about this book. I almost quit reading so many times, and probably should have the first time I felt the urge because it never got any better. The number one problem with this book: I'm not sure who would like it.Normally if I read somethi...
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