The Fencing Master

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The Fencing Master

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Author :   Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Publisher :   Vintage
Published :   30/12/1999
ISBN :   9780099448624
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   212
Size (mm) :   198x129x14
Weight (g) :   159

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A fantastic premise – the discovery of the perfect sword thrust – leads to a tale of intrigue and suspense, honor and survival. One of my favorite writers of esoteric thrillers at work today. - Angus

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Fencing is not a game but a science. The outcome is invariably the same: triumph or disaster, life or death... It is 1868; Spain teeters on the brink of revolution

Jaime Astarloa is a master-fencer of the old school, priding himself on the precision, dignity and honour of his ancient art; his friends spend their days in cafes discussing plots at court, but Jaime's obsession is to perfect the irresistible sword thrust. Then Adela de Otero, violet-eyed and enigmatic, appears at his door. When Jaime takes her on as a pupil he finds himself embroiled in dark political intrigues against which his old-fashioned values are no protection.

 

A fantastic premise – the discovery of the perfect sword thrust – leads to a tale of intrigue and suspense, honor and survival. One of my favorite writers of esoteric thrillers at work today. - Angus