A thrilling Victorian adventure story of smuggling, cursed treasure, code-cracking, injustice, revenge, and friendship
Beginning as a mystery and an adventure story, this tale of smuggling is set among the cliffs, caves, and downs of Dorset. What will be the outcome of the conflict between smugglers and revenue men? How can the hero, John Trenchard, discover the secret of Colonel John Mohune's treasure? As the book progresses these two interwoven themes resolve themselves into a third and richer one, with the friendship and suffering of both John Trenchard and the craggy, taciturn Elzevir Block. Falkner's feeling for history and for the landscape of his Dorset setting combine with his gift for storytelling to turn this ripping yarn into a historical romance of moving intensity.
Book year: 2011
Book pages: 268
Book language: en
File size: 96.33 KB
File type: epub
Published: 11 October 2018 - 06:00