This is my review of the book I Will Repay by Baroness Orczy which I have listened to recently. The version I listened to was from librivox
It is part of the ongoing saga of Scarlet Pimpernel. (I believe book 3 in the series though there are differing opinions to this, whether the sequence is by date order written or by content order) The story is in two main parts based around the main theme of a misguided promise made on a death bed to revenge a killing, and its consequences.
A duel of swords – tempers flair and this ends in death. A daughter is pledged to revenge this death.
Time passes to the tune of ten years, and the main star Juliette Marny draws attention to herself near the person she is sworn to see killed. To do this she denounces him to the revolutionary committee, in hopes that he will be lined up for execution.
Sadly of course she now falls in love for this person. To try and save him she burns some compromising papers but she is caught and it looks as if both will be executed together. Can the Scarlet Pimpernel save them??
A story that is good fun. It goes along at a reasonable pace just right for listening to in the car as travelling along. Keeping the driver awake. - We had been listening to a Dickens, which we gave up as it a little boring and did not seem to be going anywhere, which is not the case with this story.
A very enjoyable book, and I am looking forward to listening to more of the series, in the months to come.
This was book 12 week 10 fiction 11 (audio books 2) non fiction 1
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