Books: Picturesque

THE SUN HAWK—Robert W. Chambers—Appleton ($2.00). For years Author Chambers has dominated the realm of high romance. His present flyleaf lists two columns of unaccountably sound-sellers, many of which have dealt with cloak and sword, picturesque oaths and spirited ladies. Louis XIV being his favorite monarch, he now weaves around this "Sun King's" favorite hunting companion a somewhat laborious tale of French colonization in Quebec, complete with bloody Indian skirmishes and pious persecution of heretics. As for love interest, 8-year-old Countess Palladine, the sole survivor of a lurid Turkish massacre, is rescued...

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