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.