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Fantasy novel (with little fantasy) but enjoyable nonetheless

The Cardinal's Blades - Pierre Pevel



This book takes place during the reign of Louis XIII of France with Cardinal Richelieu presiding over the nation. The cardinal's Blades are an elite group task ed with a secret mission but betrayal and double-crossing prevail.


The fantasy element involves the existence of dragons and dragonnets but they are mainly incidental here. /so it's more of an historical adventure story, well-told and exciting enough, a bit reminiscent of the work of Alexandre Dumas and Sir Walter Scott.


With many handsome men and beautiful women, the characters are quite well-developed and I recommend this novel to those who enjoy historical fiction with a touch of fantasy.