El Dorado: An Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel Paperback – May 5 2007
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The only thing I don't care for is that a lot of the French names are hard to pronounce (since I don't know French).
The best thing about these books is that you can get them for the Kindle for free since they are in the public domain now. You can also find some that are not free. I don't know if the ones you pay for are any better--possibly they have been edited more? I find that when I read free books that are in the public domain, there are often typos or something that shows the story was scanned and OCR performed. Unless it is gone over and edited carefully, you will see a little of that.
Sir Percy takes on what is possibly his biggest challenge yet - rescuing the Dauphin of France. When a certain member of the League (who also happens to be related to our hero) falls in love with a French actress, Percy is caught by archenemy Chauvelin. Marguerite is not long in coming after him, and with all of these people depending on the SP, he may not be able to rescue himself. With Percy pitted against Chauvelin... well, things will get very interesting.
Things start off slowly, the main focus being on Armand. But the slow start doesn't last for long. With a great plot, a few Marguerite/Percy moments, and a tight conflict between our two favorite enemies, this book definitely rates five stars.