The Fire, the Sword and the Devil

by Janet Rosenstock & Dennis Adair



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/15/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 388
ISBN : 9780595010301
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781475921076

About the Book

The Fire, the Sword and the Devil is a tale of dark passions, tender love and riveting suspense. Built around major historic events in the period 1520-1548, it is also a tale of tragedy, pain and human triumph.

Marguerite de Navarre, sister of the king of France, first wrote a portion of this tale in her Heptameron. Once every hundred years since the 15th century, the tale of Marguerite de Roberval抯 ordeal on an island off the coast of Labrador has been retold, though seldom in English. This work attempts to answer fictionally historic questions surrounding De Roberval and his niece Marguerite. The historic period presented is at the apex of the Age of Exploration, the Reformation and the Renaissance. It is peopled with historic figures: Rabelais and Francis I, Henry VIII and John Calvin, Cartier and De Roberval, Viceroy of New France.

About the Author

Husband and wife team, Janet Rosenstock and Dennis Adair published their first book, the novelization of Riel, in 1979, followed by The Fire, the Sword and the Devil, and Avon Books historic romantic series Kanata. Their pen name Joyce Carlow was created with release of Emerald's Hope. Janet and Dennis are avid travelers who venture to Europe now and again, and as full-time RVers travel through the United States and Canada. Look for them on the open road; their fifth wheel bears the sign "Read a Joyce Carlow lately?".