A Jean Termonde Novel
Duke Jean Termonde, French Ambassador to Italy, in a search for information pertinent to French interests found a northern Italian city-state preparing territorial expansion among warring cities, a rouge Roman pope with designs on a n Italian kingdom, and a French invasion of southern Italy sponsored by the Avignon antipope. Seeking timely information meant putting himself in danger and initiating a spy network operating out of the embassy. Friendships with the mayor of Arles, a French privateer, city-state rulers and a Vatican cardinal were fraught with adventure and danger. A twist of fate moved him into a dangerous situation with the English enemy in the middle of a coup d’état and the Hundred Years’ War.