The Barbed Crown: An Ethan Gage Adventure

Mass Market Paperback | April 29, 2014

byWilliam Dietrich

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In The Barbed Crown, the sixth tale of rogue and adventurer Ethan Gage by William Dietrich, our hero returns to Paris and London. Against a background of imperial pomp and the gathering clouds of war, Gage plots revenge on Napoleon Bonaparte for the kidnap of his son.

Paris, the “City of Lights,” shines – but alongside its splendor is great squalor. Heroic patriotism rubs against mean ambition, while grand strategy and back-alley conspiracy are never far apart.

While Ethan spies on the French court, his wife, Astiza, works to sabotage Napoleon’s coronation using the Crown of Thorns, a legendary relic said to have come from the Crucifixion itself. But when Napoleon is crowned nonetheless, they flee to England.

At Walmer Castle on the English coast, Gage joins a daring campaign by Smith, Fulton, rocket inventor William Congreve and smuggler Tom Johnstone to halt Napoleon’s intended invasion of England – a campaign which leads Ethan to take a role in the Battle of Trafalgar itself…

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In The Barbed Crown, the sixth tale of rogue and adventurer Ethan Gage by William Dietrich, our hero returns to Paris and London. Against a background of imperial pomp and the gathering clouds of war, Gage plots revenge on Napoleon Bonaparte for the kidnap of his son.Paris, the “City of Lights,” shines – but alongside its splendor is g...

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Ethan Gage's alliance with Napoleon Bonaparte has gone sour, and now he wants to make Napoleon pay for kidnapping his son and nearly killing his wife.Gage is determined to thwart Bonaparte's ambitions to take Europe. He devises a mad plan to sabotage Napoleon's coronation by replacing the power-hungry emperor's crown of golden laurel w...

William Dietrich is the author of fourteen novels, including six previous Ethan Gage titles—Napoleon's Pyramids,The Rosetta Key,The Dakota Cipher,The Barbary Pirates,The Emerald Storm, andThe Barbed Crown. Dietrich is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, historian, and naturalist. A winner of the PNBA Award for Nonfiction, he live...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 7.5 × 4.19 × 1.01 inPublished:April 29, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062194097

ISBN - 13:9780062194091

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“Bill Dietrich offers another gem in The Barbed Crown. . . . Dietrich delivers with style, zest, and cliffhanger endings.”