le 12 juin 2000
This prequel to Baroness Orzcy's Scarlet Pimpernel series interested me for I love that series. I would seriously suggest to read at least the Scarlet Pimpernel and Eldorado first. The story follows Sir Percy's father or great grandfather in an adventure that starts his wedding day and takes him far away from his bride and her traitorous brother. The novel mainly follows the acts of the brother, Nicholaus, as he becomes more and more corrupt. His feelings are very detailed and his character is thoroughly analyzed. Gilda is obviously just a clone of Marguerrite, and Sir Percy is never much like the man that will be named after him. All in all a good read but I would not suggest this be the first book you buy or read in the series.