• The Huguenot Chronicles, Books 1 - 3

  • Merchants of Virtue, Voyage of Malice, Land of Hope
  • By: Paul C.R. Monk
  • Narrated by: David Pickering
  • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (224 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A family torn apart. A king with an iron fist. Will their faith be strong enough to survive persecution and reunite?

Three books full of harrowing, historical adventure! 

Jeanne is the wife of a wealthy merchant, but now she risks losing everything. Louis XIV's soldiers will stop at nothing to forcibly convert the country's Protestants to the "true" faith. The men ransack Jeanne's belongings and threaten her children. 

If Jeanne and Jacob can't find a way to evade the soldiers' clutches, their family will face a fate far worse than poverty and imprisonment. They may never see each other again....

The Huguenot Chronicles is a gripping historical drama that spans continents, from King Louis’ France to the Caribbean, and from London to colonial New York. If you like fast-paced adventure, vivid depictions of the past, and heartfelt tales of love and loyalty, then you'll love Paul C.R. Monk's emotional epic. 

Buy The Huguenot Chronicles trilogy to start a compelling, cross-continental journey through the 17th century today! 

©2018 Paul C.R. Monk (P)2019 Paul C.R. Monk

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Interesting, what struggles

This is the first to third books I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would listen to another.
These books had some interesting, historical points in them. I now have a clearer understanding of the persecution of the Huguenots. This is a story of persecution, struggles, personal growth and perseverance.
Book 1: Deciding to stay in their home rather than leave like some of their acquaintances, the family comes under persecution. They’re forced to leave their home and become separated.
Jeanne comes into her own, showing resilience and fortitude.
Book 2 continues as the father is indentured on a plantation in the Caribbean. Jeanne is in Geneva, having established herself as a weaver. Her son now with her, her heart is lighter, but their trials are not over.
Book 3 Jacob and Jeanne continue to deal with their circumstances all the while trying to make their way to London to reconnect. As war erupts again, their journeys become that much more difficult.

This is the first to third books I’ve listened to by this narrator ( David Pickering) and I would listen to another. He did well with the character voices- kids, women and men alike. He has a comfortable cadence and pleasant tone.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
Please feel free to comment on whether you found my review helpful.

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Great story

Found this book very interesting and flowed well. Had enough suspense to keep me interested. Was somewhat disappointed with how it ended. But all in all found the books enjoyable.

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Became too sexually graphic.

The opening story line is wonderful. I was reading it for the historical value. I am not sure why this excellent author thought that the graphic sex would enhance the storyline. Too bad Mr. Monk got sidetracked. He is too excellent a writer to fall prey to that ploy.

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Very hard to follow

I tried so hard to like this book. It was very hard to follow and I didn’t care for the narrator.

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Interesting

It’s an interesting tale
Some of the detail is a bit much about the battles, etc. I thought the ending was a little abrupt

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I wanted to love it.

The Huguenots were a part of life in Charleston SC where I grew up. Wanting to know more about them, I listened to this book. Learning more was a good thing, but the story just dragged on without relief. When relief came, it was so close to the end and so unlikely (jewels) that I could not but feel cheated. Another thing: how is this 3 books? That wasn't clear. The sound effects between chapters were really poorly done and unnecessary. Sorry to be so negative, but must be honest. Ok story. EXCELLENT narrator. Will listen to the narrator again for sure.

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Excellent story.

I did not know what this group of people had to give up. We have ancestors from this Protestant community.

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Great historical fiction.

I enjoyed this a lot. Brings out various perspectives on the situation the French Protestants found themselves in while highlighting their courage and perseverance. Highly recommend it. Narration top notch too.

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Historical Saga

Characters were interesting. Plot moved quickly with lots of twists and turns. Interesting time period.

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Recommend to all

Lovely trio of books! Compelling story, well written and read, historically and culturally rich, broad scope.
If the premise of THC intrigues you even a tiny bit, dive in..... you won’t regret it

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  • Noctus
  • 11-26-19

To exraordinary to be beliveable. Badly read.

It was only possible to listen to the slow slow reading if it was set to 1.25 time. The characters managed to explore every single extraordinary adventure possible in the shortest possible time. From being dispossessed to galley slaves to deportation and even piracy. It is just not believable that they would have survived.

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  • Mrs. Sandra Brown
  • 08-02-20

What’s the noise ?

Brilliant story but spoilt by the noise in between chapters in the last book I will miss these characters greatly

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  • Vanjazzle
  • 12-08-19

Loved this trilogy

I really enjoyed this book it was an easy one to listen to and was great to pick up and put down as and when I needed to the detail was great it was an exciting story and I really enjoyed hearing about the adventures of the main characters thank you

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  • Dr. C. Kay
  • 05-30-20

An excellent read.

Very well researched and beautifully written. Well worth a read. The account is informative, engaging and heartwarming at the same time despite the injustices described. So glad I came across this author and will be reading more books from him.

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  • Mrs S.
  • 08-11-20

Great story spanning history of religious beliefs

I thought I would not enjoy this book, finding the idea of a family losing everything rather than give up their religious beliefs intolerable. However the trials and tribulations of the family captured me and I could not stop listening. The narration was excellent and truly bought the characters alive, an epic trilogy.

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  • jmoll
  • 08-08-20

book 3

loved all three books the characters the plot the vivid discription of the time and the countries one criticism the ending of book 3 disappointing to say the least

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  • mrsid
  • 03-25-20

Overly romantic

I gave up toward the end of book 2 , I enjoy the stories of religious persecution but this missed the mark by far

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  • Dr. P. Power-smith
  • 07-19-22

Awful story made worse by endless descriptions

10 chapters in I just couldn’t take another superfluous and repetitive description of improbable thoughts and feelings. The thought of 3 books of that almost had me reaching for the nearest psychiatrist. As for the narrator, in between feeling sorry for him having to read such slow moving drivel, his voice was irritating- Avoid.

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  • Louise Harris
  • 07-16-22

An excellent series, very enjoyable

A very enjoyable series, well written and historically interesting about a time I didn't know much about previously but now have a much better understanding of.

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  • susan sacranie
  • 04-20-22

Entertaining and insightful

I loved listening to this tale. Highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys history