A group of children come of age in a hurry when the searching fingers of the French Revolution creep into their small village in the Hautes-Alpes. Alain, the lawyer's son, falls in love with the fiery Angélique, daughter of the local Seigneur. As his campaign to win her progresses, so does the Revolution that will allow his plans to succeed. However, just as he begins to make progress, he fears he will lose her to a fearsome rival: the Revolution itself.
A grown woman now, Angélique throws herself into the fight for liberty, equality, and fraternity. Pulled from the brink of radicalism because of her revulsion of the atrocities committed by the Paris mob, Angélique loses her fire, and Alain tries to find her a reason to go on. Then the cold hand of the Revolution grips them. Alain tries all his tricks, some legal and some less so, to save her but finally he comes to the point where he must accept that there is nothing he can do. There are battles you cannot fight, and fights you cannot win. All he can do is stand by and hope.
|Publisher:||Gordon A. Long|
|File size:||526 KB|
About the Author
Brought up in a logging camp with no electricity, Gordon Long learned his storytelling in the traditional way: at his father’s knee. He now spends his time editing, publishing, travelling, blogging and writing fantasy and social commentary, although sometimes the boundaries blur. Gordon lives in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, with his wife, Linda, and their Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Josh. When he is not writing and publishing, he works on projects with the Surrey Seniors’ Planning Table, and is a staff writer for