King of the Vagabonds: The Baroque Cycle #2

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Harper Collins, Feb 28, 2006 - Fiction - 400 pages
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A chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe -- London street urchin-turned-legendary swashbuckling adventurer -- risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox. . . and Eliza, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, confidante, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent a contentious continent through the newborn power of finance.


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Review: King of the Vagabonds (The Baroque Cycle (8 volume) #2)

User Review  - Lladroluv - Goodreads

Gotta love Jack!!! Read full review

Review: King of the Vagabonds (The Baroque Cycle (8 volume) #2)

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

The characters are interesting in this book - I like Eliza and Jack. It tells of a different perspective during the same time period as the first book - but there are no connections (well limited ... Read full review

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Neal Stephenson is the author of Reamde, Anathem; the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World); Cryptonomicon; The Diamond Age; Snow Crash, which was named one of Time magazine's top one hundred all-time best English-language novels; and Zodiac. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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