Inhaltsangabe zu "The System Of The World"
THE SYSTEM OF THE WORLD concludes the epic adventure begun in Quicksilver and continued in The Confusion. The year is 1714. Daniel Waterhouse has returned to England, where he joins forces with his friend Isaac Newton to hunt down a criminal gang attempting to blow up Natural Philosophers with "Infernal Devices," or time bombs. Unbeknownst to Daniel, however, Newton has an ulterior motive: to wrest the Solomonic Gold from the control of his arch-enemy, the master counterfeiter Jack the Coiner, a.k.a Jack Shaftoe, King of the Vagabonds. As Daniel and Newton machinate and maneuver, an increasingly vicious struggle rises for control of the Bristish Crown: Who will take control when the queen dies? Tories and Whigs are set against each other as people jockey to replace Queen Anne with the Hanoverian dynasty of Princess Caroline, with whom the multi-talented Eliza has become closely associated...
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