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Since her father’s death, 18-year-old Jolanne de Valcourt has been growing bored on the vast family estate. The lands are administered by her half-brother, the brutal and deceptive Philippe. In quest of money, Philippe has no scruples in selling military secrets to an English spy, the handsome Craig Walters. When Jolanne meets the spy by chance, the two young people fall desperately in love.
Jolanne and Craig will eventually be reunited, but it will take them 20 years and at least 5 albums to get there. In the meantime, Jolanne will spend time in prison, become a bandit, endure dreadful adventures in India, be stricken with temporary amnesia, have a lesbian affair with Aaricia, and more.
The sweeping new historical saga by Jean Van Hamme: when ‘Angélique’ meets ‘Les Maîtres de l’orge’ (‘The Lords of the Barley’).