Friday, August 5, 2016

Book Review: The Lafayette Sword by Eric Giacometti and Jacques Ravenne, Translated by Anne Trager

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Le French Books, via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about them.

Speaking of Paris....

This new book comes out next week!

the lafayette sword cover


Gold. Obsession. Secrets.

Following the murder of a Freemason brother, Antoine Marcas uncovers unsettling truths about gold and its power to fascinate and corrupt. A priceless sword is stolen and deaths ensue setting the Freemason detective on a case of Masons turned bad. A clue points to mysteries and conspiracy about elusive pure gold, launching a frantic, deadly race between two symbolic places—the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower.

A captivating plot weaves alchemy and the Middle Ages into a modern-day thriller. Part of an international, best-selling series that has sold 2 million copies worldwide, with “vivid characters, an evocative international setting, and history darker than midnight.” For readers who love ancient myths, secret societies, chilling narrative and modern speed.


I really hate to start any of the Antoine Marcas books for one simple reason-I know I will NOT be able to put it down until I finish! This lead to me finishing this book at  am, when I had to be up at 630! Like I said, you can NOT put them down once you get past the first couple of chapters, you'll be hooked and rapidly turning pages! I always love just HOW much history of Paris you learn from the series! In this book you get a lot of how the American Independence was financed by the French, and more about how the Statue of Liberty was conceived and built. But on top of that you get a mystery that will have you guessing, and second guessing, who is actually the "Sword of Light", and their motivation for their actions. This is another great entry into the series, and I highly recommend reading all the translated editions!

About the Authors/ Translator:

Eric Giacometti was an investigative reporter for a major French newspaper. He has covered a number of high-profile scandals and has done exhaustive research in the area of freemasonry.

Jacques Ravenne is a literary scholar who has also written a biography of the Marquis de Sade and edited his letters. He loves to explore the hidden side of major historical events. 

Anne Trager has a passion for crime fiction that equals her love of France. After years working in translation, publishing and communications, she founded Le French Book to bring French mysteries and thrillers to more readers across the English-speaking world.

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