The Song of Antoine

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The Song of Antoine

Robespierre's Nosegay

Authored by Adriana Renescu
Edition: 1

The two brothers join at the foot of the guillotine with their parents and the people of their neighborhood for the day’s executions. There are three carts of condemned and Sanson, the executioner, is renowned for his skill and speed. There is excitement and anticipation in the air. In the richly depicted revolutionary France of Adriana Renescu’s latest novel, this is a routine occurrence in Paris. Death sentences are mundane and there is no appeal.

Renescu, author of Wolves of Pavlava and The Death of Rafael, begins her story on a cold autumn morning in 1793. While fourteen-year-old Antoine Jardout is inexplicably apprehensive on this day, his ten-year-old brother, Sebastién, is excited to see who will be killed at the Place de la Revolution.

Whose turn is it now?

This day does not seem to be different from any other for the two brothers, but the brutal events they experience will set them on separate, irreconcilable paths. Under the control of a tyrannical father and a cold mother, the two will find themselves in conflict with each other. As the Reign of Terror unfolds and the chaos continues, both will have to decide what is worth sacrificing for their survival and happiness.

Can Antoine and Sebastién ever return to the life they shared that fateful morning, or will secrets and betrayals tear them apart forever?

Publication Date:
1544817606 / 9781544817606
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Historical / General

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