For the King by Catherine Delors is a refreshing change from your typical historical fiction book. Told from the perspective of a male character, something which I haven’t come across often, it’s an historical thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat at times and always keep you wanting more. And the mystery is only part of it. Delors delves into the political intrigue during the early years of the Revolution which is something people might not know much about.
Police Chief Inspector Roch Miquel must investigate a failed assassination attempt on Bonaparte and the deaths of the innocents caught in the crossfire. While he has his own beliefs about which political group might be the culprits, those around him, mainly his superiors, have other ideas.
I like Roch as a main character and felt really connected to him – more so as the book progressed. Not only that, I really cared a lot about some of the secondary characters, as well. Alexandrine, in particular, is someone I would have liked to read more about. Paris is also a huge character is this book. I’ve never been there so I really appreciate how Catherine described the places and people in the city, making it easy for me to imagine being there and walking in the shoes of the people I was reading about. You can really tell how much the author loves the city.
Come back tomorrow for a wonderfully informative guest post from Catherine Delors as well as information on how you can win your own copy of this fabulous book.