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Paris, August 23rd, 1572. What do you do when your wife disappears. In the middle of the bloodiest massacre in European history and you know she is about to give birth to your only child? Three wars of religion have turned Paris into a fetid cauldron of hatred, intrigue and corruption. The Royal Wedding, intended to heal the wounds, has served only to further poison the fanatics of either creed. But Carla could not have known that when she accepted an invitation to the ceremony. When Mattias Tannhauser rides into town, on Saint Bartholomew's Eve, his only intention is to find her and take her home. But as the massacre of tens of thousands of Huguenots begins, and the city plunges into anarchy, Carla is abducted by Grymonde, the grotesque gang leader of the Yards, and Tannhauser finds himself imprisoned in the Louvre, at the centre of a vicious conspiracy. Wanted by the law, the assassins' guild, and a militant army who call themselves the Pilgrims of Saint-Jacques, Tannhauser must rise to pitiless extremes even he has never known before. With no one to help him but a stable boy, he wades into a river of blood without knowing what lies on the other side. As he harrows Hell in search of his beloved his destiny is changed forever by The Twelve Children Of Paris.
A brilliant novel, thrilling and mysterious with a suspense hard to bear - Historical Novel Society
There is much to recommend this book. -- Kathy Stevenson Daily Mail
Do you have a Game of Thrones-shaped hole in your life? Tim Willocks's brutal but highly intelligent follow-up to The Religion may not be fantasy but it's a thrilling epic that will satisfy even the most bloodthirsty reader's appetite for gore, intrigue and religious fanaticism - Metro
Publication date: 24/04/2014
|Publication date:||24th April 2014|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
Tim Willock is a British born doctor of psychiatry. He has written four novels for adults, including Bad City Blues, which was adapted for the screen in a movie starring Dennis Hopper. He also wrote the Steven Spielberg documentary 'The Unfinished Journey'. Tim is a black belt in Shotokan Karate. He currently lives on a mountain in Kerry, Ireland. During his life he has lived with four unforgettable dogs: a German shepherd called Gul, a black and white greyhound called Auda, a black greyhound called Lily, and a white lurcher called Feargal.More About Tim Willocks