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Napoleon's Pyramids by William Dietrich
  

Napoleon's Pyramids

Part of the An Ethan Gage adventure Series
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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

Revolutionary Paris, 1798. Adventurer Ethan Gage - gambler, sharpshooter and pupil of the late Benjamin Franklin - wins a mysterious medallion in a card game. Within hours he is framed for murder and, facing the grim prospect of either prison or death, he barely escapes France with his life.

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Napoleon's Pyramids by William Dietrich

Revolutionary Paris, 1798. Adventurer Ethan Gage - gambler, sharpshooter and pupil of the late Benjamin Franklin - wins a mysterious medallion in a card game. Within hours he is framed for murder and, facing the grim prospect of either prison or death, he barely escapes France with his life, choosing to accompany the ambitious young general Napoleon Bonaparte on his glorious mission to conquer Egypt. With Horatio Nelson's fleet following close behind, Gage sets out on the adventure of a lifetime. But even as he hurtles into war, Gage is pursued by shadowy enemies who seem determined to lay their hands on the baffling medallion, and the powers it could unlock, at all costs. In a race against time and terrain, he must find the answer to one of history's greatest riddles, before it is too late.

Reviews

'A magnificent adventure, shot through with mystery. A marvellous tale!'
BERNARD CORNWELL

'Superb historical thriller ... Riveting battle scenes, scantily clad women, mathematical puzzles, mysteries of the pharaohs, reckless heroism, hairsbreadth escapes, and undaunted courage add up to an unbeatable adventure'
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY(*Starred Review*)

About the Author

William Dietrich is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, historian, and naturalist. He lives in Washington State, USA.

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Book Info

Publication date

10th January 2011

Author

William Dietrich

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Author's Website

williamdietrich.com/
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Publisher

Allison & Busby

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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Historical adventure

ISBN

9780749009366

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