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‘I have saved three lives; give me three more. Here are three opals.
Your children will be the other.’ Marseille, 1561. With these
enigmatic words, a mysterious doctor bid farewell to the three shipwreck
victims that he had taken in and saved from the plague. But what
became of these three escapees? And what did they do with the opals
they received from their savior?
Bordeaux, 1628. The young and beautiful Walaya du Martray is hearing
the last wishes of her dying father. He begs her to honor the promise
he made, as a child, to the doctor who saved him after a shipwreck… a
man named Nostradamus. Above all, he wants her to recover the opal that
was entrusted to him, and to find those that were given to the two
sailors saved along with him. Joachim the alchemist, Erik the
mercenary, and Walaya the adventurer: these three are the heirs of those
men. The opal that each possesses will determine their destiny.
Together, they form the Opal Conspiracy, which will seek to illuminate
the mysteries left behind by Nostradamus seventy years earlier.
But the menacing guild known as ‘Ars Magna,’ whose members include the
powerful Cardinal Richelieu, will do everything in its power to stop
them… It’s got all the ingredients of a great adventure story: a
thrilling mystery, vivid characters, towering historical figures, an era
full of danger — and, to spice things up a bit, a healthy dose of the