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A Son of the Immortals

Louis Tracy

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. . .Over whom, then, shall I reign?

"I am young, Paul; but I have read and thought,—not very deeply, perhaps, but I have looked at things in that strong, clear light of Paris, which is heady at times, like its good wine, but which enables men to view art and politics and social needs in their nakedness. And I am half an American, too, which accounts for certain elements in my composition that detract from French ideals. A Frenchman cannot understand, Paul, why some of my excellent kith and kin across the Atlantic should condemn studies of the nude. But somehow I have a glimmering sense of the moral purpose that teaches us to avoid that which is not wholly decent. So I am a blend of French realism and American level headedness, and both sides of my nature warn me that a King should trust his people. Sometimes the people are slow to learn that vital fact. Well, they must be taught, [Pg 62]and the first lesson in a State like Kosnovia might well be given by trying. . . Read More

Community Reviews

An engaging and endearing adventure from the turn of the 20th century, this is the story of a man who would be king, the simple American girl he loves, the plotting and political intrigue that whirls around them, and the true and loyal friends who work tirelessly to hold the threats to their happine

Being eastern european can be dangerous for your health. Fun adventure.

Alternate title: How to Snag a King by Quoting Ovid: A Ruritanian Romance

I have been reading a lot of Tracy novels. In many of them, he is very conscience of the 'breed' and the heros usually come from the British aristocracy. This hero, who is also a pretty good monarch, is not of the European aristocracy and that made this tale to be that much more enjoyable. Politics