Center Ring (Spangle #2)

Center Ring (Spangle #2)

by Gary Jennings
     
 

Full of the wildly colorful characters Gary Jenning is famous for, the epic saga of Spangle takes us on a grand tour of two continents, from the Reconstruction South and a North which has remade our Union, across the ocean to an ancient union reestablished, and the glittering capitals of Europe. In The Center Ring we follow ex-confederate officer

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Full of the wildly colorful characters Gary Jenning is famous for, the epic saga of Spangle takes us on a grand tour of two continents, from the Reconstruction South and a North which has remade our Union, across the ocean to an ancient union reestablished, and the glittering capitals of Europe. In The Center Ring we follow ex-confederate officer Zachary Edge and his uncommon crew, who have now traveled across the Atlantic. their first stop is the turbulent new kingdom of Italy, then it's on to Austria, where Zachary befriends the beautiful Austrian Empress Elisabeth. While encountering some of the most memorable faces in history, Edge finds himself faced with both unforeseen dangers and moments of extraordinary passion, as the tour takes us all across a Europe being remade.

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New York Times Book Review
This third novel by the amazing Gary Jennings...is another whopper.... Its subject is cicus life around 1870. Florian, the show's owner, is a father figure to his troupe of bed-hopping artistes...[the show] follows the long road to Paris, dodging Bismark's bullets in Italy and Austria, then crossing Hungary and Russia to St. Petersburg. Mr. Jennings is fascinated by the alchemy of the big top and the way its spangles sparkle under the lights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812564723
Publisher:
Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
Publication date:
03/15/1999
Series:
Spangle Series, #2
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author

Gary Jennings is known for his intensive research which often includes rigorous and sometimes hazardous travels-exploring every corner of Mexico for his Aztec novels, retracing the numerous wanderings of Marco Polo for The Journeyer, joining nine different circuses for Spangle, and roaming the Balkans to do Raptor.

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