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A Search For A Secret, a Novel, Vol. 2   By: (1832-1902)

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A Search For A Secret, a Novel, Vol. 2 by George Alfred Henty is an enthralling and captivating read that transports readers to the Victorian era with its brilliant storytelling. Set against a backdrop of high-stakes adventures and intricate mysteries, this novel follows the protagonist, Richard, as he embarks on a perilous journey to uncover a long-hidden secret.

Henty's writing style is impeccable and his attention to detail shines, enabling the reader to vividly imagine the settings and empathize with the characters. The author's historical research is evident, as he seamlessly weaves in authentic details about the time period, bringing the story to life with realism and accuracy.

The protagonist, Richard, is a relatable and admirable character, exhibiting resilience, courage, and intelligence throughout his quest. His determination to solve the mystery at hand, despite facing numerous obstacles and dangers, makes him a compelling and dynamic hero. The supporting cast of characters is also well-developed, each with their own distinct personalities and motivations that add depth and complexity to the narrative.

The plot is expertly crafted, drawing readers in from the very beginning and keeping them engrossed until the final pages. The pacing is just right, with a perfect balance of action, suspense, and quieter moments that allow for character development. As the story unfolds, unexpected twists and turns keep readers eagerly turning the pages, eagerly awaiting the resolution.

One of the novel's standout aspects is its exploration of themes such as friendship, loyalty, and the power of knowledge. Henty seamlessly incorporates these themes into the narrative, subtly imparting valuable life lessons while keeping the story's momentum intact.

While this book is the second volume in a series, it can also be enjoyed as a standalone read. Henty expertly fills in important details from the first volume, allowing readers to understand the context and seamlessly follow along with the story.

In conclusion, A Search For A Secret, a Novel, Vol. 2 is a captivating historical adventure that will satisfy both fans of the genre and lovers of thrilling mysteries. George Alfred Henty's masterful storytelling and attention to detail make this book a must-read for anyone looking for an immersive and rewarding reading experience.

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A SEARCH FOR A SECRET.

A Novel.

BY G. A. HENTY.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON: TINSLEY BROTHERS, 18, CATHERINE ST., STRAND. 1867.

LONDON: WYMAN AND SONS, PRINTERS, GREAT QUEEN STREET, LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, W.C.

CONTENTS OF VOL II.

CHAPTER I. A FAMILY CONCLAVE

CHAPTER II. SWIFT RETRIBUTION

CHAPTER III. THE SEARCH COMMENCED

CHAPTER IV. EVIL DAYS

CHAPTER V. OVERTURES FROM THE ENEMY

CHAPTER VI. THE PRIEST'S CHAMBER

CHAPTER VII. THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE

CHAPTER VIII. STRUGGLES FOR A LIVING

CHAPTER IX. POLLY TO THE RESCUE

CHAPTER X. ALLIES FROM ALSATIA

CHAPTER XI. THE COUP DE MAIN

CHAPTER XII. AFTER THE BATTLE

CHAPTER XIII. A YOUNG WIDOW

CHAPTER I.

A FAMILY CONCLAVE.

For some little time after Dr. Ashleigh's carriage drove off from Harmer Place, not a word was spoken. The scene through which its occupants had passed, had left a deep impression upon them even upon Mr. Petersfield, who was by no means of a nature to be easily moved. Dr. Ashleigh felt greatly the words he had spoken, the wrong which had been committed, and the thought of his children's altered future... Continue reading book >>




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