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Dark Angels - A Novel

Karleen Koen

The long-awaited prequel to Koen's beloved Through a Glass Darkly, Dark Angels is a feast of a novel that sparkles with all the passion, extravagance, danger, and scandal of seventeenth-century England. Alice Verney is a young woman intent on achieving her dreams. Returning to England after a messy scandal forced her to flee to Louis XIV's France, Alice is anxious to re-establish herself by regaining her former position as a maid of honor to Charles II's queen and marrying the most celebrated duke of the Restoration. But all is not as it seems in the rowdy, merry court of Charles II. Since the Restoration, old political alliances have frayed, and there are whispers that the king is moving to divorce his barren queen, who some wouldn't mind seeing dead. Alice, loyal only to a select few, is devoted to the queen, and so sets out to discover who might be making sinister plans-and if her own father is one of them. When a member of the royal family dies unexpectedly, the stakes are raised. As Alice steps up her efforts to find out who is-and isn't-true to the queen, she learns of shocking betrayals throughout court, and meets a man who she may fall in love with-and who could spoil all of her plans. With the suspected arrival of a known poison-maker, the atmosphere in the court electrifies, and suddenly the safety of the king himself seems uncertain. Secret plots are at play, and war is on the horizon-but will it be with the Dutch or the French? And has King Charles himself betrayed his country for greed? Unforgettable in its dramatic force, here is a novel of love and politics, of romance and betrayal, of power and succession-and of a resourceful young woman who risks everything for pride and status in an era in which women were afforded little of either.

The long-awaited prequel to Koen's beloved Through a Glass Darkly, Dark Angels is a feast of a novel that sparkles with all the passion, extravagance, danger, and scandal of seventeenth-century England. Alice Verney is a young woman intent on achieving her dreams. Returning to England after a messy scandal forced her to flee to Louis XIV's France, Alice is anxious to re-establish herself by regaining her former position as a maid of honor to Charles II's queen and marrying the most celebrated duke of the Restoration. But all is not as it seems in the rowdy, merry court of Charles II. Since the Restoration, old political alliances have frayed, and there are whispers that the king is moving to divorce his barren queen, who some wouldn't mind seeing dead. Alice, loyal only to a select few, is devoted to the queen, and so sets out to discover who might be making sinister plans-and if her own father is one of them. When a member of the royal family dies unexpectedly, the stakes are raised. As Alice steps up her efforts to find out who is-and isn't-true to the queen, she learns of shocking betrayals throughout court, and meets a man who she may fall in love with-and who could spoil all of her plans. With the suspected arrival of a known poison-maker, the atmosphere in the court electrifies, and suddenly the safety of the king himself seems uncertain. Secret plots are at play, and war is on the horizon-but will it be with the Dutch or the French? And has King Charles himself betrayed his country for greed? Unforgettable in its dramatic force, here is a novel of love and politics, of romance and betrayal, of power and succession-and of a resourceful young woman who risks everything for pride and status in an era in which women were afforded little of either.
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The long-awaited prequel to Koen's beloved Through a Glass Darkly, Dark Angels is a feast of a novel that sparkles with all the passion, extravagance, danger, and scandal of seventeenth-century England. Alice Verney is a young woman intent on achieving her dreams. Returning to England after a messy scandal forced her to flee to Louis XIV's France, Alice is anxious to re-establish herself by regaining her former position as a maid of honor to Charles II's queen and marrying the most celebrated duke of the Restoration. But all is not as it seems in the rowdy, merry court of Charles II. Since the Restoration, old political alliances have frayed, and there are whispers that the king is moving to divorce his barren queen, who some wouldn't mind seeing dead. Alice, loyal only to a select few, is devoted to the queen, and so sets out to discover who might be making sinister plans-and if her own father is one of them. When a member of the royal family dies unexpectedly, the stakes are raised. As Alice steps up her efforts to find out who is-and isn't-true to the queen, she learns of shocking betrayals throughout court, and meets a man who she may fall in love with-and who could spoil all of her plans. With the suspected arrival of a known poison-maker, the atmosphere in the court electrifies, and suddenly the safety of the king himself seems uncertain. Secret plots are at play, and war is on the horizon-but will it be with the Dutch or the French? And has King Charles himself betrayed his country for greed? Unforgettable in its dramatic force, here is a novel of love and politics, of romance and betrayal, of power and succession-and of a resourceful young woman who risks everything for pride and status in an era in which women were afforded little of either.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Donada Peters

Length:

18h 6m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:35


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:30


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:50


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:18


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:30


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:29


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:51


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:26


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:36


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:19


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:07


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:39


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:11


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:14


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:26


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:04


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:59


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:51


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:44


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:28


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:16


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:08


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:31


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:18


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:31


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:43


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:46


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:06


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:37


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:02


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:09


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:52


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:04


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:30


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:48


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:32


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:02


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:50


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:06


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:26


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

09:08


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:42


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:54


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:07


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:07


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:43


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:59


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:17


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:08


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:50


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:50


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:11


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:09


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:07


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

01:41


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:44


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:18


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:55


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:55


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:06


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:51


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:27


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:34


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:07


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:26


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:37


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:39


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:33


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:27


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

08:53


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:38


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:35


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:33


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:24


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:59


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:23


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:25


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:11


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:52


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:57


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:46


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:57


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

08:10


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:49


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:17


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:26


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:24


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:58


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:46


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:21


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:46


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:08


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:37


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:33


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:43


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:40


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:14


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

08:03


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:34


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:14


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:18


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:12


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:28


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

05:49


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:43


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:43


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:18


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

06:01


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

07:30


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:35


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:34


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:03


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:56


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

07:08


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:36


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

08:51


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:15


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

05:35


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

06:28


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

07:19


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:18


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:09


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:48


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

08:35


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

05:39


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:56


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

08:02


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

05:09


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

06:57