Knight of Swords

Knight of Swords

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Baker & Taylor
During the winter of 1944, a wounded soldier takes refuge with a reclusive aristocratic family only to discover their true intentions when the war threatens to overtake them.

Perseus Publishing
Winter 1944: northern Italy is a battlefield, with Communist partisans locked in vicious conflict with the forces of Mussolini’s fascist Republic of Salò. Brookes, a wounded fugitive, finds shelter in an isolated and decaying castle in the mountains, home to a reclusive nobleman and his family. But as he recovers his strength, he discovers that the inhabitants of the castle are not quite what they seem; he also realizes that they have no intention of letting him leave.

Snowed in through the long winter, Brookes, the Barone, and his family are drawn into a complex game of power and seduction. And as the violent demands of the warring world outside the castle become ever more insistent, they face a final choice: a decision that will determine the living from the dead.

Knight of Swords is a gripping tale of identity and illusion, of games played for the highest stakes amid the devastation of war. At the heart of its enthralling mystery lies a timeless story: one of loyalty and betrayal, humanity and conflict, and the redemptive power of love.


Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, c2011
ISBN: 9781582437422
1582437424
Branch Call Number: Fiction Breckon
Characteristics: 280 p. ; 21 cm

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