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Fate of Fredericks' trilogy is not promising

Fate by LR Fredericks. John Murray, €16.35. Reviewed by Sara Keating.

28th July, 2012
LR Fredericks loses her way with her new novel. Photo: Getty

Fate by LR Fredericks


It is London in the year 1717, and Lord Francis Damory has come of age. His rakish brother Sebastian initiates him into the hidden world of the city's backstreet brothels, and his great-great grandfather, Tobias, is ready to share the family secrets of science and alchemy with him. Or so he suggests when he addresses Francis on the stairwell of Farundell, the Damory estate.

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