The Lightstep

There was once no greater advocate for revolution than Michel W ry No voice spoke louder, was impassioned, on the need for a new order, for an end to disparity and injustice not just in France but throughout the continent Strange, then, that such a man should find himself in the employ of the Prince Bishop of Erzberg, as scout and spymaster for a regime at absolutThere was once no greater advocate for revolution than Michel W ry No voice spoke louder, was impassioned, on the need for a new order, for an end to disparity and injustice not just in France but throughout the continent Strange, then, that such a man should find himself in the employ of the Prince Bishop of Erzberg, as scout and spymaster for a regime at absolute odds with his ideals But time has taught W ry harsh lessons the Terror, the endless wrangling, the petty motivations of France s new ruling class, and the atrocities carried out in freedom s name all have left their mark Revolution has spawned a monster, and W ry has vowed to thwart its march And with Paris scheming now focused on the Prince Bishoprics, her armies poised to strike, it seems fate has thrown W ry his chance.But just what is he prepared to sacrifice Himself surely A city state Perhaps The life of the sister of his one true friend The beautiful Maria Adelsheim who dances the Lightstep in mourning for a brother, and for a man whom might yet be savedSet against a backdrop of political thrust and counter thrust, of lavish balls and shadowy cults, and to the rhythm of incessant canon fire, The Lightstep is an epic story of love and honour, and a stunningly realised account of one of the defining moments in modern European history.
The Lightstep There was once no greater advocate for revolution than Michel W ry No voice spoke louder was impassioned on the need for a new order for an end to disparity and injustice not just in France but thr

  • Title: The Lightstep
  • Author: John G.H. Dickinson
  • ISBN: 9780385611732
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. coffeeandink.dreamwidth/26John Dickinson's first historical novel is an espionage thriller set in nineteenth-century Europe among conflicting factions united only (and not very) by their opposition to Napoleon; I was expecting something like a nineteenth-century version of Alan Furst, which may be why the characterization struck me as especially crude. I don't think it compares well to Dickinson's YA fantasies, either, though.Michel Wéry, an embittered former revolutionary from Belgium, seeks t [...]

    2. In 1797 Michel Wery, former revolutionary, attempts to stop the horror the French Revolution has become, as its armies invade the German Prince-Bishoprics of the Rhineland. As the little state of Erzberg is attacked by the French how far will Wery go to stop them? This is a really great story, the sort of historical novel I thought could not be written anymore. Erzberg is so convincingly described it is hard to believe the city state is Dickinson's own creation. The cast of the drama are such we [...]

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