diabolical, cleverly wicked,
and impossible to put down...
A LITTLE EMPIRE OF THEIR OWN
a novel by Bruce Farcau
352 pages, 6 x 9 | Acid Free Paper | $21.95
and splendidly written. Truly the next best thing to being there.
New York Times
…A well-written and engrossing read, this historical novel
contains everything a fan of the
genre could hope for -- romance, war, intrigue, and historically accurate
descriptions of little-known events.
Revenge! Revenge! Revenge! Never anger
an Empress, especially if she is the queen of getting even. In historian and political scientist Bruce
Farcau’s new novel, A Little Empire of
Their Own, the WWI German General Staff learn the hard way never to
underestimate a women. Much to their
eventual dismay, the former Empress of Mexico, Charlotte, demonstrates a true masters knowledge of
Machiavelli, realpolitik, and cunning while seeming to be only a mad royal
recluse living in a shabby Belgian palace that has seen better days.
Charlotte, ably assisted by a handful of loyal retainers; an
innocent, if somewhat randy young German officer; the greed of others; and the
generally desperate situation the Germans and the allies find themselves in as
trench warfare begins to savage a generation during WWI, knows just what she
wants, and more dangerously for everyone else, just how to achieve her goals.
Told against the background of Maximilian and Charlottes’ ill-fated attempt to
rule Mexico in the 1860’s,
A Little Empire of Their Own is a fascinating and historically accurate story of Mexico during a period known
by few, carefully interwoven with WWI
in Europe and with one of the most bizarre aspects of the war-- the Zimmerman
telegram. Highly readable and
wonderfully diabolical, this is a novel not to be missed.