City of Wisdom and Blood by Robert Merle audiobook

City of Wisdom and Blood

By Robert Merle
Translated from the French by T. Jefferson Kline
Read by Andrew Wincott

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9781782271246

The Fortunes of France Series: Book 2

21.19 Hours Unabridged
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Montpellier in 1566—only fools walk the streets at night unarmed while a profession of faith in the wrong company can lead to a knife in the back. Not even this proud city of philosophers is safe from the menaces that endanger the peace of France. The city militia are struggling to contend with the lawlessness and religious hatred that threaten to tear the whole country in two. Now an adult, Pierre de Siorac must travel south on dangerous roads to the great university town, accompanied by his strapping but naive brother, Samson, and the crafty Miroul. Well armoured, with swords and pistols at their belts, the trio are confident of repelling any bandits who cross their path, but their new life away from the safety of their Perigord home will bring with it many new dangers and delights. Continuing the colourful story that began in The Brethren, City of Wisdom and Blood is the second book in the sweeping saga Fortunes of France. The Brethren is the first volume in the epic historical drama Fortunes of France—a lusty, exhilarating blend of adventure and romance set against the backdrop of a critical period in European history.

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Montpellier in 1566—only fools walk the streets at night unarmed while a profession of faith in the wrong company can lead to a knife in the back. Not even this proud city of philosophers is safe from the menaces that endanger the peace of France. The city militia are struggling to contend with the lawlessness and religious hatred that threaten to tear the whole country in two.

Now an adult, Pierre de Siorac must travel south on dangerous roads to the great university town, accompanied by his strapping but naive brother, Samson, and the crafty Miroul. Well armoured, with swords and pistols at their belts, the trio are confident of repelling any bandits who cross their path, but their new life away from the safety of their Perigord home will bring with it many new dangers and delights.

Continuing the colourful story that began in The Brethren, City of Wisdom and Blood is the second book in the sweeping saga Fortunes of France.

The Brethren is the first volume in the epic historical drama Fortunes of France—a lusty, exhilarating blend of adventure and romance set against the backdrop of a critical period in European history.

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Author Bio: Robert Merle

Author Bio: Robert Merle

Robert Merle (1908–2004) was born in French Algeria and moved to mainland France in 1918. Originally an English teacher, he served as an interpreter with British Expeditionary Force during the Second World War and was captured by the German army at Dunkirk, the experience of which served as the basis for his Goncourt-prize-winning Weekend at Zuydocoote. He published the thirteen volumes of his hugely popular Fortunes of France series over four decades, from 1977 to 2003, the final volume appearing just a year before his death of a heart attack in 2004.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 21.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English