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  • Title: The Alchemist in the Shadows
  • Author: Pierre Pevel Tom Clegg Jon Sullivan
  • ISBN: 9781616143657
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Paperback
  • Paris, 1633 Cardinal Richelieu is on his guard France is under threat, and a secret society is conspiring against him from the heart of the greatest courts in Europe To counter the threat, Richelieu has put his most trusted men into play the Cardinal s Blades, led by Captain la Fargue When la Fargue hears from La Donna, a beautiful spy claiming to have valuable infoParis, 1633 Cardinal Richelieu is on his guard France is under threat, and a secret society is conspiring against him from the heart of the greatest courts in Europe To counter the threat, Richelieu has put his most trusted men into play the Cardinal s Blades, led by Captain la Fargue When la Fargue hears from La Donna, a beautiful spy claiming to have valuable information, he has to listen She says the enemy is an exceptionally dangerous adversary the Alchemist in the shadows.
    The Alchemist in the Shadows Paris Cardinal Richelieu is on his guard France is under threat and a secret society is conspiring against him from the heart of the greatest courts in Europe To counter the threat Richelieu h

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    1. rantingdragon the alchThe Alchemist in the Shadows is the second book in The Cardinal s Blades trilogy by French author Pierre P vel We return to P vel s vibrant 17th century Paris where magic, though rare, certainly exists, and the presence of dragons in one form or another is considered commonplace Originally written in P vel s native French, the English edition of The Alchemist in the Shadows is once again translated by Tom Clegg, the man responsible for its predecessor The Cardinal s Blades. [...]

    2. Pierre Pevel continues his story about Cardinal s Blades, men of great talent who serve Cardinal Richelieu and fight for France and against the incursion of the dragons Personally, I like Pevel s concept up until the last word and I d be happier reading traditional historical fiction about the 17th century rapier wielding Frenchmen.My main objection to this book, however, is Pierre Pevel s storytelling style He has a collection of main characters and through whose eyes the story is told, but yo [...]

    3. Although written in virtually an identical style, I liked this book better than it s predecessor, The Cardinal s Blades It still has the short, choppy scenes chapters , but since at least half the characters are continuing, there is less disruption of the story as new ones are introduced Like the first book it also resolves one major plot turn, but creates another and ends with the classic cliff hanger of movie serials from the 30s and 40s Effective if you are trying to build interest in your ne [...]

    4. France, 1633 A secretive female agent, known as La Donna, is wanted for crimes across Europe When she stumbles across a draconic conspiracy aimed at the French throne, she asks for a pardon from Cardinal Richelieu in return for the disclosure of her intelligence Whilst Richelieu s agents and La Donna engage in a verbal battle of wills, the Cardinal s Blades are assigned to uncovering the extent and nature of the conspiracy before it can be set into motion, only to learn that the formidable Black [...]

    5. Also published under The Ranting DragonThe Alchemist in the Shadows is the second book in The Cardinal s Blades trilogy by French author Pierre P vel We return to P vel s vibrant 17th century Paris where magic, though rare, certainly exists, and the presence of dragons in one form or another is considered commonplace Originally written in P vel s native French, the English edition of The Alchemist in the Shadows is once again translated by Tom Clegg, the man responsible for its predecessor The C [...]

    6. Overall, I enjoyed the book I thoroughly liked the setting, 1600s France, and the historical fiction feel with the addition of dragons I didn t realize that this was the second book in a series, but found no trouble following the characters or the plot The plot, admittedly, took a while to really pick up steam, and I found the addition of La Donna as a character fairlyunnecessary Maybe she plays a greater role in the other books, I don t know But what made this a mediocre than good book for me [...]

    7. An alternate Europe, where dragons and magic are real, the Cardinals Blades look to uncover a plot against the throne.Excellent swashbuckling adventure as plots within plots unfold and the Blades take on different organisations that may be involved in the mysterious plot.The fantasy magical part of the background is not overpowering and never gets in the way when a good swordfight across 17th century Paris will move the story along.

    8. I wouldn t say this book was finished so much as done And by that I mean that I, personally, am completely, utterly, overwhelmingly done.First of all, this book is the second book in a series, and I have no clue what is going on There are quite a lot of characters roaming around, but I m not sure who s supposed to be important or for what reasons That s all on me, though The pretty cover lured me in, I swear However, I have to admit, the concept behind this book is that wonderful combination of [...]

    9. Book Two of a series by Pierre Pevel marcusgippsvejournal 64 , and the first one won a Gemmell debut award a couple of weeks ago, so there s obviously something going on here A mash up of Dumas and dragons, the first one was a very fun read, but suffered a little from the need to set everything up and trigger a bunch of plots, some of which were resolved in the first book, a lot of which weren t It was a lot of fun, though, and the translation seemed to flow nicely I wouldn t have said that I wa [...]

    10. L alchimiste des ombres est le second volume de la trilogie Les lames du Cardinal, de Pierre Pevel M lant habilement le fantastique notre histoire de France, l auteur nous ram ne avec aisance au Paris de l poque, cras de chaleur et d odeurs pas toujours agr ables, mais surtout fourmillant des intrigues de la Cour Nous sommes au d but de l t 1633, et un mois apr s avoir t rappel es par le Cardinal de Richelieu, les Lames du capitaine La Fargue sont en effet confront es un nouveau complot de la Gr [...]

    11. This review was completed by Michael Cummings, staff review with the YA Fantasy Guide.Pevel returns to seventeenth century France in this second novel of the Cardinal s Blades A new threat rises to threaten the future of France La Donna, an Italian spy known for her subterfuge and intrigue and, of course, inescapable and beguiling beauty, possesses information of a plot against the King and is willing to share it, for a price As a French adventure story that is supposed to remind us of Dumas if [...]

    12. Pevel returns to seventeenth century France in this second novel of the Cardinal s Blades A new threat rises to threaten the future of France La Donna, an Italian spy known for her subterfuge and intrigue and, of course, inescapable and beguiling beauty, possesses information of a plot against the King and is willing to share it, for a price As a French adventure story that is supposed to remind us of Dumas if Alexandre had had a penchant for dragons, dragonnettes, and dracs running rampant in t [...]

    13. A peu pr s les m mes remarques que pour le premier tome, un th me agr able mais un rythme de lecture trop saccad.D s le d but du livre de nouveaux personnages arrivent, tels que l Italienne et les Dracs noirs mais ceux ci contrairement aux personnages dans le premier tome, ne nous sont pas pr sent s et on se perd un peu dans l action Mais c est sans parler de ceux que l on d couvre par la suite, au bout du compte, a fait beaucoup.Apr s beaucoup de personnages, il y a toujours beaucoup de descrip [...]

    14. As is often the case the case with Fantasy series the second novel is usually easier to follow than the first because once you are familiar with the characters and the rules of the new world your brain doesn t have to think too much about it enabling you to enjoy the story better That applies to this book which was much enjoyable than the first one The Cardnal s Blades Also The research that I did into the life of Molere acustomed me to the period.A plot is rud that there is a threat to the Fre [...]

    15. Firstly, I m not keen on the Chatelaines, their inclusion in this book was a little abrupt, since there wasn t much talk of them in the first one Secondly, the overall plot seems a bit weak I love intrigue, but I think the intrigue here fell flat at the end I even feel bad saying that, because I did like reading this.But the reason I liked it wasn t because of the major plot, it was for the subplots and for the characters themselves I definitely believe that creating and utilizing good characte [...]

    16. There s really nothing serious to think about in Pierre Pevel s The Cardinal s Blades Pyr, 11.99, 307 pages and The Alchemist in the Shadows Pyr, 11.99, 286 pages except the convoluted plots, which involve Cardinal Richelieu, spies, intrigue and romance And of course, how much fun it is for readers of a certain age to enjoy a book with the traditional characters the shadowy grise eminence, the noble hero, the rogue with a heart of gold, the fencing master, and so on down the line.Pevel also thro [...]

    17. Paris 1633, fully realized from the raw sewage drying on the city streets to the court of Louis XIII with all of its excesses and intrigue to the dragons enthroned in Spain who plot to overthrow all of Europe.Yes, dragons Fire breathing, flying, shape shifting and very, very intelligent dragons.And it works I was completely entranced by Pierre Pevel s The Alchemist in the Shadows The story follows The Cardinal s Blades, a 17th century SEAL Team 6, as they unravel a plot against the throne that l [...]

    18. 3.5 stars, I rounded up.I love alternate history and I love anything to do with the Three Musketeers swashbuckline what IS that anyway and the like so I was predestined to enjoy this story.The only real drawback was that there were too many characters to follow for such a short story and too many of them with similar names and while nobody can accuse me of be a detail oriented reader, I do like to be able to tell who s brain I m riding at any given time.Also, and this could have been a casualty [...]

    19. L histoire est agr able lire et propose un joli divertissement dans un Paris du XVII me si cle Le cot historique est int ressant mais comme dan le premier ouvrage, il est dommage que la mise en forme des rappels historiques jecte le lecteur de l histoire en le ramenant son poque, comme s il y avait deux lectures, l historique et la romanc e Il est toutefois noter que cette mise en forme s estompe au fur et mesure que l on avance dans le livre et laisse place plus de fluidit entre l histoire et l [...]

    20. I found this the second book of the trilogy a bit hard to get into at first but this may be because it has been awhile since I read the first book and I was having a bit of trouble recalling who was who Having said that I did enjoy the book after I settled in I mean what s not to like, 1633 France, musketeers, beautiful seductresses dragons This book follows the Cardinal s Blades in their continued quest to protect France the French throne at all costs from the constant threat of the Black Claw [...]

    21. I read a pre production proof of this book and I must say I think it s a great new idea for a fantasy book Set in the time of the three musketeer s but with added dragons and alchemy Quite dark in places, beautifully written, so much so that you can really imagine the dank, dingy sewage infested streets of 17th century Paris Infact, it s so well detailed, and described, down to street names, that you could almost use it as a guide for 21st century Paris too And now in the time honoured fashion o [...]

    22. Ce deuxi me volet de la trilogie des Larmes du Cardinal a les m mes qualit s et les m mes d fauts que le premier c est long d coller, c est parfois confus avec une multitude de personnages plus ou moins importants, mais quand a d colle enfin c est plut t agr able lire Je commence saturer du style de Pierre Pevel, aussi Encore un tome, le dernier, des Lames du Cardinal, et il sera temps de passer autre chose.

    23. Not as strong as the first book Too many sub plots and minor characters get introduced but never go anywhere or get extremely short shrift, so theres never any sense of tension with anything involving them The main characters seem to have character developed backwards, and are shallower ad less layered than in the Cardinals Blades too Still a fun adventure read, Plots Schemes Treachery Swordfights Rooftop chases but feels rather distant and unengaging in terms of plot and character.

    24. The plot is excellent and the writing very good but this book just didn t flow for me Perhaps because it s a translation Boring descriptions I know the name of every bloody street in Paris now All the French names and titles were tiring to read as well An insane amount of main characters, it just didn t work for me The idea was excellent but there was too much stuffy writing to wade through to make this truly enjoyable.

    25. see my review of the first book of the series for review show I would add that book 2 is unitary and has coherence but the suspension of disbelief required is even , the cast world is not fresh any and I mostly kept turning the pages to see what happens rather than being engaged in the action

    26. Far less twisty than the most book We already know about most of the people who have multiple loyalties Either they were revealed in Book 1, or they re Blades on one of this book s missions.I still love the descriptions of Paris.Based on the ending, I m hoping Agnes gets of a role in book 3.

    27. Intriguing and interesting twist to the dragon mythology I was kept interested through out the book and enjoyed the twist and turns it sometimes took you on Excellent characters with lots of character of their own helps the reader down the path that the author wishes to send you I would recommend this book to anyone with a sense of adventure Really great read.

    28. c2009 Still a rollicking story excuse the clich with an interesting development regarding the dragons Definitely recommended and going for the next in the series She thus returned to France after a year in exile, surrounded by a certain diabolical aura, thirty years old but not ready to settle down.

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