El Dorado by Emmuska Orczy

The Scarlet Pimpernel, the world’s first superhero, complete with secret identity and archenemy! This story was extremely entertaining, if a little far fetched. “El Dorado” is full of suspense, action, adventure, and of course, romance.

Sir Percy is his usual dashing self. Marguerite is as lovely as ever, if a little melodramatic. I really did want to hit Armand, though!

Prepare yourself for a touching, beautiful scene in the middle of the book. Those prone to tears may want a box of tissues handy. You really do ache for Marguerite and stand firm behind Sir Percy.

Baroness Orczy has a unique and rather flowery writing style. I think it suits the type of story she’s telling” a larger-than-life adventure about a superhero from the French Revolution.
Recommended for the following: members of “The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel,” lovers of classic literature,and fans of a good adventure tale.

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