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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221261231
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 496
Size : 153 x 240 mm
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Children of Discord

Release date : 29/09/2022
A spellbinding historical thriller, a page turner full of suspense and rich historical details that shines a light on one of the darkest chapters of the French Revolution: the oppression of the Royalist’s counter-revolution in the Western Vendée region.
By the end of 1793, the whole Vendée region has been put to fire and sword. At Savenay, a raging battle between Royalists and Republicans is tipping in favor of the latter. In the aftermath, numerous prisoners are judged and executed on the spot while their women and children are... By the end of 1793, the whole Vendée region has been put to fire and sword. At Savenay, a raging battle between Royalists and Republicans is tipping in favor of the latter. In the aftermath, numerous prisoners are judged and executed on the spot while their women and children are shackled together and sent to the region’s capital Nantes, where a certain Carrier, an envoy of the Republic from Paris, is enforcing his reign of terror. Together with the cruel Lamberty, the Republican official and his troops are committing countless atrocities against civilians and prisoners alike – especially the now infamous “Nantes drownings”.
In this violent city arrives Simon, a young recruit looking for his mother, who has been unjustly arrested. Thus starts a race against time, an epic and terrible adventure that unfolds against the backdrop of a city torn apart by pillagers, violence, vengeance and also treachery. With hundreds of prisoners disappearing every day without leaving a trace, a master of the city who thinks himself to be above the law and commits all kind of atrocities that antagonize Royalists and moderate Republicans alike, who will come out on top?
 
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A riveting historical thriller written by a young author passionate about history
A new and thought-provoking look at the French Revolution
An original work by a fresh voice
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EAN : 9782221261231
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 496
Size : 153 x 240 mm
Robert Laffont