Dark in the City of Light by Paul Robertson

I absolutely adore Paul Robertson. It is a good thing he's married and I have principles about that sort of thing or I'd probably be tracking him down -- of course, that is said all in fun!

This latest novel of Paul's is a bit dark, but then the era and incidents that he writes about in Dark in the City of Light is extremely dark. From the first page, it is gripping. He writes in such a way that it is easy to understand the characters' motivations without them being written in neon lighting and arrows pointing garishly as some authors have been known to write. The subtlety is mind boggling and done with such genius, you feel as if you have been transported to late 19th century living rooms--parlors--in the middle of Paris with a few side trips to Austria.

This is an amazing work in character studies. Worthy of reading, worthy of the money spent and worthy of the most austere library shelf. The story is fast paced and adheres extremely closely to history.  I highly recommend this novel. I give it five out of five stars.

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.

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