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It is 1709, and Europe is in the midst of the coldest winter for a century. France is suffering profoundly: with her people starving and her army rattled by mutiny and desertions, King Louis XIV is at The Hague, searching for peace with the English on almost any terms.
Format: Hard Cover
This is the second in a sequence of stand-alone novels with pivotal historical discoveries at their dramatic core - this instalment focussed on the lethal knowledge of gunpowder which made primitive cannon or 'crakys of war' possible