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Marie Antoinette Romances, Vol 1: Balsamo, The Magician

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Marie Antoinette Romances, Vol 1 is a captivating historical novel that transports readers to the lavish court of 18th century France. The story follows the life of Marie Antoinette, a young queen who finds herself caught in a web of intrigue and betrayal.

The author, Alexandre Dumas, weaves a rich tapestry of political intrigue, romance, and magic in this first volume of the series. The character of Balsamo, a mysterious magician with a dark past, adds an element of mystery and suspense to the story. Dumas does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life, from the ambitious and manipulative Countess du Barry to the passionate and impulsive Marie Antoinette.

The novel is beautifully written, with vivid descriptions that transport the reader to the opulent palaces and bustling streets of Paris. The plot is fast-paced and full of twists and turns, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat until the very end.

Overall, Marie Antoinette Romances, Vol 1 is a thrilling and engaging read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and romance. Alexandre Dumas has once again proven himself to be a masterful storyteller, and I can't wait to read the next volume in the series.

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This is the first volume of Dumas' Marie Antoinette Romances . This historical fiction chronicles the strange events surrounding the fall of the French monarchy and rise of revolutionaries so terrifying that the period is still called "The Reign of Terrors" . In this volume, a renowned magician, Count Alessandro di Cagliostro , employs various occult tactics, like hypnotism and necromancy, to gain state secrets. Balsamo claims to be plotting against the Bourbons, but one must wonder whether this 3000 year old sorcerer has an ulterior motive... - Summary by jvanstan


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