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The French Executioner
On a spring day at the Tower of London scaffold a last request is granted...
It is 1536 and the expert swordsman Jean Romboud has been brought over from France by Henry Viii to behead Anne Boleyn. But on the eve of her execution Rombaud swears a vow to the ill-fated queen. He promises to bury he six-fingered hand, symbol of her rumoured witchery, at av sacred crossroads. Yet in a Europe ravaged by religious war, the hand of this infamaous Protestant icon is so powerful a relic that many will kill for it...
From a battle between slave galleys, through the hallucinations of St Anthonys Fire to the fortress of an apocalyptic Messiah, Jean seeks to honour his vow. The French Executioner is a story of courage, the pursuit of power-and loyalty beyond reason...