Based during the French Revolution, the story is of a common man who loves a woman of aristocracy and the romance that gradually develops as he shows himself more noble than those of her class. It was an entertaining book and worth reading. I was left wanting in that they didnít share their love for each other till the last paragraph which ended too abruptly for me, but that ending is common in romances written in this period.
A short story of a man that enforces justice on the man who sought to have killed. Sabatini writes overelaborately in all his books, so this short story would be a great introduction to his style to see if you would be interested in reading his larger works.
This wasnít my favorite of Rafael Sabatiniís books. In his others that Iíve read so far, the narration was in the first person which drew me into the story more than this one did. The story was centered in the Monmouth Rebellion which was a religious uprising resulting from the Protestant Reformation in England, which was interesting historically, but it was not as strong of a romance novel as I would have preferred.
I enjoy the embellished style in which Rafael Sabatini writes, but the French names made it difficult for me to keep the characters straight and confused the plot a little, but the steady action, heroism, and romance made up for any difficulties in reading.