The Confusion (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 2) (Baroque Cycle (2) )

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The Confusion (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 2) (Paperback, 2005, Harper Perennial)

Paperback, 810 pages

English language

Published June 14, 2005 by Harper Perennial.

ISBN:
9780060733353

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Continuing the epic adventure begun in the bestselling QUICKSILVER!In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves -- including one Jack Shaftoe, a.k.a. King of the Vagabonds, a.k.a. Half-Cocked Jack, lately and miraculously cured of the pox -- devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues, rife with battles, chases, hairbreadth escapes, swashbuckling, bloodletting, and danger -- a perilous race for an enormous prize of silver ... nay, gold ... nay, legendary gold that will place the intrepid band at odds with the mighty and the mad, with alchemists, Jesuits, great navies, pirate queens, and vengeful despots across vast oceans and around the globe.Meanwhile, back in Europe ...The exquisite and resourceful Eliza, Countess de la Zeur, master of markets, pawn and confidante of enemy kings, onetime Turkish harem virgin, is stripped of her immense personal fortune by France's most dashing privateer. Penniless and at …

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Subjects

  • American Historical Fiction
  • Fiction - Historical
  • Fiction
  • Action & Adventure
  • Historical - General
  • Sea Stories
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