Congress of Secrets

Congress of Secrets

Book - 2016
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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"--Provided by publisher.
"A richly-researched fantasy set at the historical Congress of Vienna blends political machinations, forbidden alchemy, and romance between a widowed noblewoman and a charming con man"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2016
ISBN: 9781633881990
Branch Call Number: FANT Burgis S
Characteristics: 346 p. ; 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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