Secretum (Paperback)

Rita Monaldi

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July, 1700, Rome. Atto Melani - once a celebrated castrato soprano, now a spy in the service of King Louis XIV, the Sun King - mingles with other high-ranking guests at the villa of Cardinal Spada. Despite being there to celebrate the Cardinal's nephew's wedding, the main topic of conversation is the grave illness of the Pope and the approaching demise of Charles II, King of Spain. Charles has no heir and Kaiser Leopold of Austria and King Louis are each demanding the throne, with the Vatican supposedly mediating. Keen to promote his master's cause, Melani sets in motion a grandiose conspiracy that will plunge him into a world of secret languages, religious sects, forged Royal wills and Europe into war.


Product Details

  • Product code: AALNU
  • ISBN: 9781846971464
  • Publisher: Birlinn General
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.6cm x 12.9cm
  • Pages: 736
  • Publish date: Tue Jun 01 00:00:00 BST 2010
  • Book points: 9

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