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Velasco by Epes Sargent IV is a gripping tale set in the historical backdrop of 18th century Spain. The novel follows the life of the protagonist, Diego Velasco, as he navigates through the treacherous waters of political intrigue, betrayal, and love.

Sargent does a masterful job of weaving together a compelling narrative that keeps the reader engaged from start to finish. The characters are well-developed and the plot twists are unexpected, making for an exciting and enjoyable read.

The author's vivid descriptions bring the setting to life, transporting the reader to the bustling streets of Madrid and the opulent palaces of the Spanish nobility. The political machinations and power struggles add an extra layer of complexity to the story, keeping the reader guessing until the very end.

Overall, Velasco is a well-written and captivating historical fiction novel that will appeal to fans of the genre. Sargent demonstrates his skill as a storyteller, creating a world that is rich in detail and full of intrigue. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a compelling read that will transport them to another time and place.

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Inspired by the tale of El Cid, U.S. author Epes Sargent created this drama about a knight forced to conceal his true identity. The play debuted in 1837 at Boston’s Tremont Theatre in a production featuring visiting English actress Ellen Tree and E.L Davenport as King Ferdinand. - Summary by Kelly Taylor Cast: King Ferdinand Wayne Cooke Favillo James R. Hedrick De Lerma Alan Mapstone Velasco Jake Malizia Gonzalez Algy Pug Julio, Son of Gonzalez Andrew Latheron Hernando, his kinsman Adrian Stephens Mendoza HelloCentral Alfonzo Greg Giordano Nuno Larry Wilson Carlos ToddHW Knight Mike Manolakes Izidora Matea Bracic 1st Lady Michele Eaton 2nd Lady Lynette Caulkins Stage Directions Kelly S. Taylor

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