Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dark in the City of Light

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

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.

This book has an interesting premise, but I just couldn't get through it. It was far too choppy; the chapters were divided into sections and sometimes there were even sections within the sections! Far too much military strategizing was included and I had difficulty following the underlining story. Many scenes and events were portrayed in excruciating detail to the point of tedium, and then another scene would be cryptic and I couldn't tell exactly what happened and how it related to the story. I think this book should have been labeled "Military Fiction" rather than "Historical Suspense." It may appeal to you; check it our for yourself.


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