Alice Verney is a young woman intent on achieving her dreams. Having left Restoration England in the midst of a messy scandal, she has been living in Louis XIV’s Baroque, mannered France for two years. Now she is returning home to England and anxious to re-establish herself quickly. First, she will regain her former position as a maid of honor to Charles II’s queen. Then she will marry the most celebrated duke of the Restoration, putting herself in a position to attain power she’s only dreamed of. As a duchess, Alice will be able to make or break her friends and enemies at will.
But all is not as it seems in the rowdy, merry court of Charles II. Since the Restoration, old political alliances have frayed, and there are whispers that the king is moving to divorce his barren queen, who some wouldn’t mind seeing dead. But Alice, loyal only to a select few, is devoted to the queen, and so sets out to discover who might be making sinister plans, and if her own father is one of them. When a member of the royal family dies unexpectedly, and poison is suspected, the stakes are raised. Alice steps up her efforts to find out who is and isn’t true to the queen, learns of shocking betrayals throughout court, and meets a man that she may be falling in love with—and who will spoil all of her plans. With the suspected arrival of a known poison-maker, the atmosphere in the court electrifies, and suddenly the safety of the king himself seems uncertain. Secret plots are at play, and war is on the horizon—but will it be with the Dutch or the French? And has King Charles himself betrayed his country for greed?
The long-awaited prequel to Koen’s beloved Through a Glass Darkly, Dark Angels is a feast of a novel that sparkles with all the passion, extravagance, danger, and scandal of seventeenth-century England. Unforgettable in its dramatic force, here is a novel of love and politics, of romance and betrayal, of power and succession—and of a resourceful young woman who risks everything for pride and status in an era in which women were afforded little of either.
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Karleen Koen is the author of Now Face to Face and Through a Glass Darkly, which was a New York Times bestseller and featured a much older Alice Verney (known in that novel as the Duchess of Tamworth). The author lives in Houston, Texas. Visit her online at karleenkoen.com.From AudioFile :
Rosalyn Landor's superb ability to leap centuries is never more evident than it's been this year--from the contemporary (SWAPPING LIVES) to this seventeenth-century historical romance, a prequel to Koen's acclaimed THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY. In this tale of intrigue, murder, power-mad politicos, bloody battlefields, bedroom assignations, sexual deviance, and royal scandals, Landor plays young Alice Vernay, maid of honor to the Queen, ambitious (she wants to marry the elderly, very rich Duke of Balmoral), plotting, seductive, and impossibly romantic (she's in love with a not-so-rich soldier). In this lavish audio production, the listener can hear the swish of gowns, the clash of steel, and the heavy breathing of passion. Landor is not daunted by the book's enormous cast. She deftly switches genders, accents, and emotions in a bravura performance. M.T.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Description du livre No binding. État : Good. Former library audio book. Will have library markings and stickers and possibly no inserts. Plays perfectly. audio book. N° de réf. du libraire 012-56CE-XX06
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Description du livre Books on Tape, 2006. Audio CD. État : Good. 14 AUDIO CD set withdrawn from the library collection. Library sticker and stamp. Each audio cd is polished for your satisfaction. Enjoy this Audio CD performance!. Audio Book. N° de réf. du libraire 140201503210052
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Description du livre Books on Tape, 2006. AudioCD. État : Good. 14 AUDIO CDs , polished for your satisfaction for a worthwhile set, withdrawn from the library in the clamshell case. Library sticker and marking to the box and the CDs. Some shelf wear and edge wear to the box. The AUDIO CDs are in individual slots, protected and clear sounding. Enjoy this unabridged AUDIO CD performance!. N° de réf. du libraire CDULib031511003