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Book: Elysium by Diane Scott Lewis

Book: Elysium by Diane Scott Lewis

categories: Book, Napoleon, Romantic Elements, Nineteenth Century, Alternate Fiction, Murder Mystery, Napoleon in Captivity, British History, French Revolution, Napoleonic Wars, St. Helena, Unusual Settings, Historical Fiction




Diane Scott Lewis

Author Diane Scott Lewisabout this book: Elysium, where the gods are sent to die. On the remote island of St. Helena, Napoleon curses his exile. Will a beautiful young servant woman help him escape? I wrote this novel intrigued by Napoleon's last days, and if it were possible, could he have escaped? I did years of research at the Library of Congress, reading diaries of the people who accompanied him into exile; even an old French book that claimed he had escaped captivity.

For all the vitriol written about this man, I found another side of him. Readers will be shocked to learn he was a human being with the same foibles and tender feelings as the rest of us.

Explore Napoleon's last struggles with the British and his possible poisoning by a comrade. Also explore the unique, exotic island of St. Helena, whose flora and fauna can't be found anywhere else on Earth.

Elysium is a vivid interpretation of Napoleon's notorious exile, with a fictional heroine and a surprise ending.


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