The Dragon Arcana ( The Cardinal's Blades series Vol. III )

( French - Le Dragon des Arcanes - 2011 )

novel by Pierre Pevel

translated by Tom Clegg

Published: Gollancz - hardback - 2011 ( UK )
ISBN: 0575107928 / 9780575107922

Gollancz - trade paperback - 2011
ISBN: 0575107936 / 9780575107939

Gollancz ( Amazon ) - Kindle - 2011

Gollancz - paperback - 2012
ISBN: 0575107944 / 9780575107946

Paris, 1633 - a world under attack from dragons.
Cardinal Richelieu is on his guard against the greatest danger he, or France, has faced. A secret society known as the Black Claw is plotting in the shadows. They have already struck twice, and with their third blow they mean to finish their task. Unless the Cardinal's Blades can stop them. They are all prepared to risk their lives for the Crown, this time the question is not whether they will need to ... it's whether or not they will survive.
Who are the Dragon Arcana, what secret are the Chatelaine nuns trying so hard to protect, and if an ancient dragon is unleashed on Paris will the Blades really stand a chance against it…?