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The Unpleasantness on Praslin
     

The Unpleasantness on Praslin

by Benjamin Chambers
 
It's 1882. The headstrong British colonel, Charles "Chinese" Gordon, is tired of lawn parties in the diplomatic backwater post of Mauritius and the Seychelles, where he is Her Majesty's governor. He heeds the plea of a young boy to investigate the island of Praslin. The island is dominated by Luc Hérault, a mysterious, tax-dodging Frenchman rumored to have occult

Overview

It's 1882. The headstrong British colonel, Charles "Chinese" Gordon, is tired of lawn parties in the diplomatic backwater post of Mauritius and the Seychelles, where he is Her Majesty's governor. He heeds the plea of a young boy to investigate the island of Praslin. The island is dominated by Luc Hérault, a mysterious, tax-dodging Frenchman rumored to have occult powers. What's more, he's said to own a rare text suppressed from the Bible – irresistible bait for a religious man like Gordon. Soon, Gordon finds himself the Frenchman's guest, excitedly perusing the rare, apocryphal text. But Hérault is arrogant and moody, and the servants in the house say he means Gordon harm. Sure enough, Gordon eventually finds himself offered up as the main meal for a massive sea serpent ...

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014279550
Publisher:
Darn Write! Publishing
Publication date:
03/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
163 KB

Meet the Author

Benjamin Chambers is a professional writer and editor educated at the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis. His creative work has appeared in many publications, including The Iowa Review, ZYZZYVA, Foreign Service Journal, MANOA, and The Mississippi Review. A former fiction editor at The Chicago Review, he was editor and founder of the award-winning online literary journal, The King’s English (www.thekingsenglish.org), which specialized in novellas. His columns on fiction from The New Yorker appeared online in Emdashes.

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