The second novel in Paul Doherty's Nicholas Segalla series: a shadowy scholar travels through time solving the past's greatest mysteries.
As the flames of revolution spread through France, they engulf the Royal Family, whose fairy-tale life in the magnificent palace of Versailles is shattered during the violent and bloody Reign of Terror. First to face the executioner is King Louis XVI, followed nine months later by his beautiful queen, the passionate Marie Antoinette. Several months before her death her young son and heir, Louis Charles, is torn from her arms, disappearing into the annals of history for ever. Although many presume him dead, legends spring up about the boy who would be king - did he die If not, what happened to him To keep his promise to the doomed queen, Segalla must brave treachery to unlock the answer.