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The Grand Promenade (Spangle #3)
The epic saga of Spangle takes us on a grand tour across two continents, from the post-Civil War South to the glittering capitals of nineteenth-century Europe. in The Grand Promenade, Zachary Edge and his troupe of showmen travel north across Hungary to rugged, majestic Russia, where he will meet Tsar Alexander at the St. Petersburg court. From there it's south and west, d...more
Mass Market Paperback, 512 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Forge Books
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Volumes I and II were much faster moving and more fun to read. Volume III seemed to take forever to finish, but once you are that far in, it is hard to just let it go. The circus theme was entertaining and I learned a lot, but it could definitely been much shorter!
Gary Jennings led a paradoxically picaresque life. On one hand, he was a man of acknowledged intellect and erudition. His novels were international best sellers, praised around the world for their stylish prose, lively wit and adventurously bawdy spirit. They were also massive - often topping 500,000 words - and widely acclaimed for the years of research he put into each one, both in libraries and ...moreMore about Gary Jennings...