Angelique and the Ghosts Hardcover – 1978
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Whereas "Ghosts" is the final book in the English translations -Heinneman's wrote to me and said they would not be "commissioning" any further translations due to lack of interest - I have now managed to read three more books following on from where "Ghosts" ends.
As afficianados may know, the ending of "Ghosts" is far from satisfctory as it merely sets the scene for an entrance into Quebec and an unravelling of all those mysterious little moments that are so beautifully woven into this book.
Dear reader you may wonder why this book has so few pages compared to its predecessors, and indeed if this were to be the final adventure, would you not expect some sort of conclusion? In actual fact - this book was to be part one of a greater creation - it was never meant to appear on its own and why is the translation of Complot des Ombres (Conspiracy of Shadows) so inaccurately translated as "Ghosts". Complot des Ombres is a most accurate description of this part of the book which should then have merged with the entrance into Quebec. And so I have no regrets in using "Ghosts" as a starter for this review which should be for the rest of the book. In Quebec the author, Anne Golon (now writing solo since the death of her husband Serge) brings back the decay of the Old World with a vengeance - she builds up the suspense surrounding Sebastian d'Orgeval (a Jesuit who really should have known better!Read more ›
I find this very frustrating;perhaps the publishers should reconsider their decision, as ALL the Angelique books are a first rate read and un-put-downable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love these books & just hoping Anne Golon finishes the story. & they are translated into EnglishPublished 23 months ago by stella irish
Just the right book at a very reasonable price (a lot more reasonable than the same book can be obtained in the UK), delivered 18 days after ordering. A very good service.Published 24 months ago by JFA