Congress of Secrets

Congress of Secrets

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In 1814, the Congress of Vienna has just begun. Diplomats battle over a new map of Europe, actors vie for a chance at glory, and aristocrats and royals from across the continent come together to celebrate the downfall of Napoleon. Lady Caroline Wyndham, a wealthy English widow, has a secret: her childhood in Vienna was stolen from her by dark alchemy. Determined to save her father, she isn't expecting to meet his apprentice, Michael Steinhüller, now a charming con man in the middle of his riskiest scheme ever. What price will they pay to the darkness if either of them is to survive?
Publisher: Amherst, NY :, Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books,, 2016.
ISBN: 9781633881990
1633881997
Branch Call Number: FIC BURG
Characteristics: 347 pages ; 21 cm

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Feb 24, 2017

The author knows the period and provides lots of buttressing detail for a plot in which two people are trying for small-scale, personal victories in the Congress of Vienna. The difficulties are predictable -- these are people, not superheroes; the ending was a bit overwrought but not implausible.

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