Blood Royal

  • by Eric Jager
  • Narrated by Rene Auberjonois
  • 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A riveting true story of murder and detection in 15th-century Paris, by one of the most brilliant medievalists of his generation.
On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men. The crime stunned and paralyzed France since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles, who had gone mad. As panic seized Paris, an investigation began. In charge was the Provost of Paris, Guillaume de Tignonville, the city's chief law enforcement officer - and one of history's first detectives. As de Tignonville began to investigate, he realized that his hunt for the truth was much more dangerous than he ever could have imagined.
A rich portrait of a distant world, Blood Royal is a gripping story of conspiracy, crime and an increasingly desperate hunt for the truth. And in Guillaume de Tignonville, we have an unforgettable detective for the ages, a classic gumshoe for a cobblestoned era.

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A cracking true story

Would you consider the audio edition of Blood Royal to be better than the print version?

Have not read the print version.


What did you like best about this story?

Eric Jager brings history to life. He takes these events, the twists and turns, and tells a better story with them than fiction.


What about Rene Auberjonois’s performance did you like?

Excellent audio performance.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was totally immersed by this book and did not want it to finish.


Any additional comments?

I read this book because some years ago I read 'The Last Duel' by Eric Jager, another fantastic book.

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- MR J R MULVANY

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-02-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio