Queen of Swords
by Sara Donati
Editor: Random House USA Inc
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It was the end of the summer of 1814, and Hannah Bonner and her half-brother Luke spent more than a year searching the Caribbean islands for Luke the woman and the man who abducted her.But Jennet’s rescue, so long coming, is not the resolution they had hoped forIn the spring she gave birth to Luke, the son, and in the summer Jennet herself found herself forced to abandon the child to a stranger in the hope of keeping him safe.The claim of the child, Hannah, Luc, and Jennet travel first owes to PensacolaThere, they learn a lot about the family that has the baby.The Poiterins are a very rich, very powerful Creole family, totally unscrupulousThe family matriarch left Pensacola for New Orleans and took the child she claims as her great-grandson with her.New Orleans is a city on the brink of war, a city where prejudice develops and where Hannah, the Mohawk half, must walk slowly.Attention Bonners plans to find and recover young Nathaniel BonnerPlans that go terribly wrong, isolating them from each other in a dangerous city at the worst of timesMake sure everything is lost, and sick to death, Hannah finds herself in the care of family and a friend from her past, Dr. Paul de Guise Savard says Saint-d’UzetIt’s Dr. Savard and his wife who save Hannah’s life, but Dr. Savard’s half-brother gives her real hope.Jean-Benoit Savard, the great-grandson of French settlers, slaves and the Choctaw and Seminole Indians, is the only man who knows the town well enough to engineer the miracle that will bring the Bonners together and send them to the Lake House in the CloudsWith Ben Savard’s guidance, the allies came from all sectors of New Orleans, the population and Andrew Jackson’s army, now pouring into the city in preparation for what will be the last great battle of the War of 1812Starting from the Hardcover edition
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