The Stockholm Octavo

stockholm_octavoKaren Engelmann

In this historical novel set in Sweden in the late 18th century, the author transports us to a golden age of fashion and opulence of the Swedish court. King Gustav III has led refoms which are unpopular with the aristocrats and this results in political intrigue and plans to eliminate him. These plans could be thwarted by the Octavo, a series of eight cards, laid out by a certain Mrs. Sparrow. Our hero, Emil Larsson, must identify the people that make up his Octavo in order to change the course of history.However, the Uzanne, a rich, beautiful and powerful woman, will attempt anything to get to the king.