Book review: The Sun King Conspiracy

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The Sun King Conspiracy

These weeks, I seem to be reading French history backwards: after a book on the last months of Marie-Antoinette, I read a historical novel corresponding to the time she arrived in Versailles, and now one about Louis XIV! This historical mystery The Sun King Conspiracy reads like a saga.

 

The first pages open up with a secret meeting in Rome between six people, one of them being François d’Orbay, one on the key architects working on building Fouquet’s castle at Vaux. Powerful chief minister and Cardinal Mazarin (also Louis XIV’s godfather) is very sick, and this time seems perfect to implement something contained in a secret document.
But this group has enemies, and the secret ends up being stolen, with coded documents containing two other secrets, all three potential opportunities to start a major upheaval against monarchy, at least the way it has been lived so far. Will the group manage to recover the secret and put their plans into action for the sake of France?

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The top 11 Books to read in April 2017

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The top 11 books I plan to read
in April!

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CURRENTLY READING

   paradise-lost  the-sun-king-conspiracy

To Open One's Heart  Beyond the Wild River

Paradise Lost
= enjoying it, a few pages at a time
The Sun King Conspiracy
= great historical mystery set in 17th century France
To Open’s One Heart
= by famous French Orthodox theologian
Beyond The Wild River
= upcoming by Sarah Maine,
whose previous novel I really enjoyed

READING NEXT

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?  My Cousin Rachel

Tender is the Night  Charlotte's Web

Waking Gods

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
= for Classics Spin #15
My Cousin Rachel
= with the Goodreads TuesBookTalk Read-Alongs
Tender is the Night
= with the Goodreads Classic Book a Mont Club
Charlotte’s Web
=
for the Classics Children’s Lit Event 5
Waking Gods
= sequel of Sleeping Giants,
which I really enjoyed

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes  The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Hound of the Baskervilles
= for my audiobook project,
all Sherlock Holmes,
narrated by Simon Prebble
Eiffel Tower Orange

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The top 10 Books to read in March 2017

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The top 10 books I plan to read
in March!

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CURRENTLY READING

a-prodigal-saint    paradise-lost

marie-antoinettes-darkest-days  enemies-of-versailles

A Prodigal Saint:
Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People

= scholarly biography of the most well known 19th century Russian saint,
quite an eye-opener!
Paradise Lost
= enjoying it even more than I did decades ago,
because now I can see the connections/differences with the Divine Comedy.
Marie-Antoinette’s Darkest Days
= for a book tour organized by France Book Tours
The Enemies of Versailles
= awesome historical novel, for a tour organized by France Book Tours.
We still have a few ebooks available,
go right away if you want to reserve your spot!

READING NEXT

remnants  the-sun-king-conspiracy

the-lottery   la-nuit-sacree

Remnants
= received for review.
I can’t remember why I said yes,
it’s better be good!
The Sun King Conspiracy
= I couldn’t pass this offer!
The Lottery
= Classic on my TBR and
read with Catching up on Classics
La nuit sacrée

= TBR,
and to read with Travel the world with books (Morocco)


CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

  adventures-of-sherlock-holmes  memoirs-of-sherlock-holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
= my awesome audiobook project,
all Sherlock Holmes,
narrated by Simon Prebble
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Eiffel Tower Orange

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OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
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