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|Title||:||Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||927|
|Category||:||Fiction, Historical fiction, Science fiction, Fantasy, Historical|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, #1) i Quicksilver i is the story of Daniel Waterhouse fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque era Europe in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty and where catastrophe natural or otherwise can alter the political landscape overnight .
It is a chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of Half Cocked Jack Shaftoe London street urchin turned swashbuckling adventurer and legendary King of the Vagabonds risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox .
And it is the tale of Eliza rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy confidante and pawn of royals in order to reinvent Europe through the newborn power of finance .
A gloriously rich entertaining and endlessly inventive novel that brings a remarkable age and its momentous events to vivid life i Quicksilver i is an extraordinary achievement from one of the most original and important literary talents of our time .
This P S edition includes pages of supplementary materials .
Cover design by Richard L Aquan Cover illustration from the Mary Evans Picture Library painting of Great Fire of London on stepback