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THE BLACKCOATS:
THE

COMPANIONS OF THE TREASURE
by Paul Féval
adapted by
Brian Stableford

"I am Gold. I am Wealth. I'm the power of money, which none can resist. You must not compare me to Kings or Emperors, or anyone who lives upon the Earth. I have only two rivals: one in Heaven, the other in Hell. For only God, if God exists, and Satan, if Satan exists, can say as I do: Everything in the world is mine, for I own it all!"
The Colonel

  



US$29.95/GBP 19.99
6x9 tpb, 400 pages
ISBN-10: 1-934543-26-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-934543-26-9


For over a century, the Black Coats have ransacked Europe, accumulating wealth beyond the dreams of avarice. The location of their treasure is known only by their godfather, Colonel Bozzo-Corona, but now some members of the High Council of the criminal brotherhood have banded together to form the Companions of the Treasure, a cabal-within-the-cabal which plots to wrest that secret from their immortal master. Meanwhile, the Colonel, who once killed his own son, is now pitted against his grandson in a generational conflict of evil...

Written in 1870-72,
The Companions of the Treasure is a key work in Paul Féval's saga of the Black Coats and a uniquely interesting specimen in the history of the crime novel, anticipating Arthur Conan Doyle's Professor Moriarty, Mario Puzo's Godfather and Robert Ludlum's Matarese Circle.

Brian M. Stableford has been a professional writer since 1965. He has published more than 60 science fiction and fantasy novels, as well as several authoritative non-fiction books. He is also translating the works of Paul Féval and other French writers of the fantastique for Black Coat Press which also published his most two recent fantasy novels: The New Faust at the Tragicomique, The Wayward Muse and The Stones of Camelot.



Contents
: Les Compagnons du Trésor (1870-72) by Paul Féval; Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford. Afterword by Jean-Marc Lofficier.