Book 2, The Baroque Cycle - Volume Two of The Baroque Cycle
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In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves -- including one Jack Shaftoe, aka King of the Vagabonds, aka Half-Cocked Jack -- devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues -- a perilous race for an enormous prize of silver ... nay, gold ... nay, legendary gold.
In Europe, the exquisite and resourceful Eliza, Countess de la Zeur, is stripped of her immense personal fortune by France's most dashing privateer. Penniless and at risk from those who desire either her or her head (or both), she is caught up in a web of international intrigue, even as she desperately seeks the return of her most precious possession.
Meanwhile, Newton and Leibniz continue to propound their grand theories as their infamous rivalry intensifies, stubborn alchemy does battle with the natural sciences, dastardly plots are set in motion ... and Daniel Waterhouse seeks passage to the Massachusetts colony in hopes of escaping the madness into which his world has descended.
This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
From Publishers Weekly
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Great story; fire the editor
This book is pathetically full of typos. Otherwise, a great continuation of the Baroque Cycle.
Excellent continuation of Baroque Cycle
A few typos, yes, but not anymore than any other digital or print book. Works great in iBooks.
Terrific characters throughout the novel, riveting action and splendid prose. I have become a big fan of NS.