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Rio Sagrado

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Summary

Third volume in the Greatest Cape series of novels, Rio Sagrado is a sequel to The Black Joke and The Bernadette. Once again we follow the adventures of Fenestra Potts, her brother Pert and their friends and family, as the town is threatened with the worst crime anyone can imagine, born of lust for gold and the lunatic fantasy of a familiar face. The whole town is involved but it is Fenestra alone who sees what is coming and faces danger, death and tragedy. Meanwhile her unusual friend Lurk has demons of his own to face, including long sea voyages, man-eating jaguars and the puzzling doctrine of Original Sin - can it really apply to a dog?

A cross between Treasure Island, The Railway Children and Deliverance, The Greatest Cape is by turns exciting, amusing, alarming, charming, violent and strange - a rollicking read for adults with a childish love of adventure, and for children who aren't afraid of a few long words.

Reviewers say ... 'an extremely well-written book with three-dimensional characters you quickly grow to love or hate' ... 'absolutely captivating' ... 'elegant and easy to read' ... 'a real page-turner - couldn't put it down'.

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