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The Parisian Jungle
of the Night
Heart of Steel
The Cadet Gang
The Sword Swallower
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.