In stores May 7, 2013
Ethan Gage and family are embroiled in conspiracy, invasion, and a quest for The Crown of Thorns in 1804 France and England, in a tumultuous tale that revolves around Napoleon’s coronation and climaxes at the Battle of Trafalgar.
“What a blast! The Barbed Crown is as funny as it is smart, and William Dietrich’s crackling prose does justice to the incredible, improbable, and entirely believable influence of Ethan Gage on Napoleonic era. It is impossible not to love Ethan Gage. It is impossible not to love this book!” —Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain | read more>