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9781910477359
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ISBN
9781910477359

eBook ISBN
9781910477366

Publication date
7th April 2016

RRP
£8.99

Extent (number of pages)
448

Translator
Sue Dyson

Territory

Worldwide : Exclusive

BIC category
FV / FFH / FYT

US publication date
11th April 2017

US RRP
$14.95

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The Sun King Conspiracy

(1661)

Author Yves Jégo

Author Denis Lépée

£8.99

A tale of religious brotherhoods, corruption, romantic intrigues and political scheming at the court of Louis XIV.

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A tale of religious brotherhoods, corruption, romantic intrigues and political scheming at the court of Louis XIV.

1661 is a year of destiny for France and its young king, Louis XIV. Cardinal Mazarin, the prime minister who has goverened throughout the king’s early years, lies dying. As a fierce power struggle develops to succeed him, a religious brotherhood, guardian of a centuries old secret, also sees its chance to influence events.

Gabriel de Pontbriand, a young actor, becomes unwittingly involved when documents stolen from Mazarin’s palace fall into his hands. The coded papers will alter Gabriel’s life for ever, and their explosive contents have the power to change the course of history for France and Louis XIV.

Reviews
‘Interesting intrigue and varied locations. The heroes of the book are the stars of the era: Molière, La Fontaine, Colbert… Magnificent description of hunting at Versailles and of the Château of Vaux-le-Vicomte make this a book to savour.’ Paris Match
‘Dumas fans will especially enjoy Jégo and Lépée’s thoughtful thriller set in 1661 France.’ Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
‘A thrilling tale of power, riddles, and treachery.’ Flashlight Commentary
‘Keeps the reader guessing … conspiracy theorists will love it.’ Historical Novel Society
‘Has the spirit and momentum of the best historical novels.’ Le Figaro
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Yves Jégo

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Yves Jégo is a politician and spokesperson for the UMP party. He is the co-author with Denis Lépée of the historical novel The Sun Conspiracy, a dazzling depiction of courtly life in 1661.

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Denis Lépée

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Denis Lépée, co-author of The Sun King Conspiracy, is a local politician and environmental adviser. He is the author of books on Ernest Hemingway and Winston Churchill.

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