Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

Dark In The City Of Light
Bethany House (July 1, 2010)

Paul Robertson

Paul Robertson is a computer programming consultant, part-time high-school math and science teacher, and the author of The Heir. He is also a former Christian bookstore owner (for 15 years), who lives with his family in Blacksburg, Virginia.


What Evil Haunts the Shadows of 1870s Paris?

Baron Ferdinand Harsanyi— After his wife's mysterious death, this Austrian attaché holds control over mines whose coveted ore could turn the tide of war.

Therese Harsanyi — Swept up in new romance and the spectacle of Paris, the Baron's daughter is blind to the dangers stalking her family and the city she loves.

Rudolph Harsanyi — Unsure whom to trust, the Baron's son's grief over his mother's death twists into growing anger and a desire to break free.

As France and Prussia plunge toward war, one family is caught in a web of deceit, political intrigue, and murder that threatens to tear them apart.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Dark In The City Of Light, go HERE.

Kay's Comments: I was originally drawn to this book as the author is from Virginia and I had heard comments that his novels were interesting. My husband majored in history and loves this genre so I shared it with him. Michael says:

"Robertson does a good job of describing the complexity of the Franco-Prussian War, making the reader experience the unsettling, hopelessness of the time. After the first three pages, the novel moves quickly and holds the reader’s interest.
There are many subplots. Robertson keeps one person in focus at a time but as they come together, the reader may have to go back to refresh the details. Some of the subplots don’t seem to be clearly resolved by the end of the book.

Recommended for those who are interested in and have some knowledge of the Franco-Prussian War in the late 1800’s."

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