Alchemist in the Shadows (Cardinals Blades 2)

Alchemist in the Shadows (Cardinals Blades 2) - Pierre Pevel An alternate Europe, where dragons and magic are real, the Cardinals Blades look to uncover a plot against the throne.

Excellent swashbuckling adventure as plots within plots unfold and the Blades take on different organisations that may be involved in the mysterious plot.

The fantasy/magical part of the background is not overpowering and never gets in the way when a good swordfight across 17th century Paris will move the story along.