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Queen of Swords

Sara Donati

It is the late summer of 1814, and Hannah Bonner and her half brother Luke have spent more than a year searching the islands of the Caribbean for Luke's wife and the man who abducted her. But Jennet's rescue, so long in coming, is not the resolution they'd hoped for. In the spring she had given birth to Luke's son, and in the summer Jennet had found herself compelled to surrender the infant to a stranger in the hope of keeping him safe. To claim the child, Hannah, Luke, and Jennet must journey first to Pensacola. There they learn a great deal about the family that has the baby. The Poiterins are a very rich, very powerful Creole family, totally without scruple. The matriarch of the family has left Pensacola for New Orleans and taken the child she now claims as her great-grandson with her. New Orleans is a city on the brink of war, a city where prejudice thrives and where Hannah, half Mohawk, must tread softly. Careful plans are made as the Bonners set out to find and reclaim young Nathaniel Bonner. Plans that go terribly awry, isolating them from each other in a dangerous city at the worst of times. Sure that all is lost, and sick unto death, Hannah finds herself in the care of a family and a friend from her past, Dr. Paul de Guise Savard dit Saint-d'Uzet. It is Dr. Savard and his wife who save Hannah's life, but Dr. Savard's half brother who offers her real hope. Jean-Benoit Savard, the great-grandson of French settlers, slaves, and Choctaw and Seminole Indians, is the one man who knows the city well enough to engineer the miracle that will reunite the Bonners and send them home to Lake in the Clouds. With Ben Savard's guidance, allies are drawn from every segment of New Orleans's population and from Andrew Jackson's army, now pouring into the city in preparation for what will be the last major battle of the War of 1812. From the Hardcover edition.

It is the late summer of 1814, and Hannah Bonner and her half brother Luke have spent more than a year searching the islands of the Caribbean for Luke's wife and the man who abducted her. But Jennet's rescue, so long in coming, is not the resolution they'd hoped for. In the spring she had given birth to Luke's son, and in the summer Jennet had found herself compelled to surrender the infant to a stranger in the hope of keeping him safe. To claim the child, Hannah, Luke, and Jennet must journey first to Pensacola. There they learn a great deal about the family that has the baby. The Poiterins are a very rich, very powerful Creole family, totally without scruple. The matriarch of the family has left Pensacola for New Orleans and taken the child she now claims as her great-grandson with her. New Orleans is a city on the brink of war, a city where prejudice thrives and where Hannah, half Mohawk, must tread softly. Careful plans are made as the Bonners set out to find and reclaim young Nathaniel Bonner. Plans that go terribly awry, isolating them from each other in a dangerous city at the worst of times. Sure that all is lost, and sick unto death, Hannah finds herself in the care of a family and a friend from her past, Dr. Paul de Guise Savard dit Saint-d'Uzet. It is Dr. Savard and his wife who save Hannah's life, but Dr. Savard's half brother who offers her real hope. Jean-Benoit Savard, the great-grandson of French settlers, slaves, and Choctaw and Seminole Indians, is the one man who knows the city well enough to engineer the miracle that will reunite the Bonners and send them home to Lake in the Clouds. With Ben Savard's guidance, allies are drawn from every segment of New Orleans's population and from Andrew Jackson's army, now pouring into the city in preparation for what will be the last major battle of the War of 1812. From the Hardcover edition.
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It is the late summer of 1814, and Hannah Bonner and her half brother Luke have spent more than a year searching the islands of the Caribbean for Luke's wife and the man who abducted her. But Jennet's rescue, so long in coming, is not the resolution they'd hoped for. In the spring she had given birth to Luke's son, and in the summer Jennet had found herself compelled to surrender the infant to a stranger in the hope of keeping him safe. To claim the child, Hannah, Luke, and Jennet must journey first to Pensacola. There they learn a great deal about the family that has the baby. The Poiterins are a very rich, very powerful Creole family, totally without scruple. The matriarch of the family has left Pensacola for New Orleans and taken the child she now claims as her great-grandson with her. New Orleans is a city on the brink of war, a city where prejudice thrives and where Hannah, half Mohawk, must tread softly. Careful plans are made as the Bonners set out to find and reclaim young Nathaniel Bonner. Plans that go terribly awry, isolating them from each other in a dangerous city at the worst of times. Sure that all is lost, and sick unto death, Hannah finds herself in the care of a family and a friend from her past, Dr. Paul de Guise Savard dit Saint-d'Uzet. It is Dr. Savard and his wife who save Hannah's life, but Dr. Savard's half brother who offers her real hope. Jean-Benoit Savard, the great-grandson of French settlers, slaves, and Choctaw and Seminole Indians, is the one man who knows the city well enough to engineer the miracle that will reunite the Bonners and send them home to Lake in the Clouds. With Ben Savard's guidance, allies are drawn from every segment of New Orleans's population and from Andrew Jackson's army, now pouring into the city in preparation for what will be the last major battle of the War of 1812. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

21h 17m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:53


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:31


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:07


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:31


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:56


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:44


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:53


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:24


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:40


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:57


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:08


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:49


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:24


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:31


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:47


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:30


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:40


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:03


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:52


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:19


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:53


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:04


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:24


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:40


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:34


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:47


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:24


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:06


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:47


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:59


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:15


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:51


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:43


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:14


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:35


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:47


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:41


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:41


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:51


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:57


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:08


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:28


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:54


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:29


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:04


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:48


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:23


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:19


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:01


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:55


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:37


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:42


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:25


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:17


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:39


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:44


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:44


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:21


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

01:42


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:03


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:20


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:26


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:52


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:57


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:23


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:50


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:57


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:09


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:35


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:10


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:29


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:07


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:47


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:53


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

09:03


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:17


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:28


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

02:18


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:01


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:04


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:57


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:03


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:20


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:11


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:33


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:51


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:44


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:17


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:40


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:01


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:18


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:37


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:18


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:25


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

07:24


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:26


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:29


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:09


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:00


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:40


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:27


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:00


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:46


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:29


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

07:08


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:42


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:47


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:15


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:48


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:32


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:49


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:55


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:42


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:16


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:51


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

05:44


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

07:22


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

02:30


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:21


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

05:48


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

05:41


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:45


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

05:50


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:52


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

04:28


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

05:05


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

05:20


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

07:32


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

06:20


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:25


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

05:58


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

06:06


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:53


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

07:04


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

05:08


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

05:58


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

06:54

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