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A Candle For d'Artagnan (Atta Olivia Clemens #3)

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Olivia Atta Clemens, immortal vampire, Roman noblewoman, beloved of the Count Saint-Germain-has come to Paris seeking only peace. But the year is 1637, and there is no peace to be found in the Court of Louis XIII, where Cardinal Richelieu maneuvers to control the throne.

Caught up in the intrigue against her will, Olivia seeks and wins the protection of a young guardsman na
ebook, 416 pages
Published July 15th 1994 by Orb Books (first published 1989)
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This was the first Yarbro vampire book that I read. I thought it was so good that I checked down the others, including ones that were out of print. The novel is good and accurate historical fiction set during the time of the three mustketeers. The d'Artagnan of the title is the historical d'Artagnan upon who Dumas based his own character. The book succeds because of the absolute life and charm of its main character, Atta Olivia Clemens, who is one of the most enchanting and living fictional char ...more
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As always, the historical detail is excellent: people, places, events, clothes, food, everything. The characters are also well-drawn, though I wanted more of d'Artagnan; that he loves Olivia for who she is is lovely, but I wanted to know him a bit better, to see their relationship grow and change. As written, they meet and she wants him and then next thing you know they've been lovers for ages and he knows all about her. How did she come to trust him? How did she first tell him the truth? I want ...more
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I always enjoy Yarbro but i especially like her historical settings and how she weaves the characters. I really like Olivia, being that she is a strong female character.
Mickey Schulz
Olivia inserted into the world of Dumas' Three Musketeers, with rather more historical accuracy for the time period than Mr. Dumas.
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