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The Cardinal's Blades

• Exceptionally commercial concept – this is Dumas with dragons: huge appeal for fans of historical as well as Fantasy novels

Pierre Pevel
The Cardinal's Blades
(Les Lames du Cardinal)
Type
Fantasy
Word count
94,000 words per book
Rights sold
(7 Countries) : Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, Finland, United Kingdom, Italy, United States
Reverted Rights sold
(7 Countries) : Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Turkey
Details
English edition of the whole trilogy available !
Awards
Teen Choice award 2009 Imaginales – Prix des Lycéens
David Gemmell Legend Award 2010 for best newcomer

‘A stunning English-language debut with this breathless, swashbuckling tale of intrigue, spying, and swordfights.’
Publishers Weekly – starred review

Paris, 1633. The streets are filled with intrigue, duels, spies and adventure. The skies are filled with dragons. Dragonnets are exotic pets, wyverns are high-class riding mounts, and drac thugs are the coarsest of mercenaries.

But the power rising from Spain and its Court of Dragons is anything but mundane ; there the deadly Black Claw cult draws on dragons as they once were: ancient, terrible, utterly merciless, and wielding a dark and powerful sorcery. Their plans contain little room for the lives or freedom of men and could end with a huge dragon-shaped shadow falling over Europe.

With war on the horizon, Cardinal Richelieu turns to the only person who can counter the dragons’ insidious plot: Captain La Fargue, an exceptional swordsman, devoted officer and brilliant leader. With his legendary company of swashbucklers and rogues, only he can have a chance to defeat the enemies of the Crown.

They’re the Cardinal’s Blades. It’s the biggest challenge yet for them – and they’ll need to be sharp…

• Exceptionally commercial concept – this is Dumas with dragons: huge appeal for fans of historical as well as Fantasy novels

About the author

Pierre Pevel
Pierre Pevel, born in 1968, is one of the foremost writers of French Fantasy today. He is published internationally, and was awarded numerous prizes, from the David Gemmell Legend Award for the best newcomer to the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire and Prix Imaginales, both for best novel.