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For the King by Catherine Delors – Review

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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.

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11 thoughts on “For the King by Catherine Delors – Review

  1. Thanks for the great review! I am delighted to have taken you to my beloved Paris.

  2. Another book on my TBR list….. note to self to stop back in tomorrow bringing along lucky troll doll…. 😀

  3. nice review! I have this on my wishlist. Looks like a great book.

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  6. a fabulous review/posting. this novel is on my ‘wish list.’

  7. I’ve read so many great reviews of this book. The cover alone would make me want to pick it up, and the reviews make me want to read it. I love this era of French history.

  8. This sounds like a great read! 🙂

  9. This definitely sounds like a different historical read…refreshing! I haven’t read too much on Napoleon so I know this will be interesting. Nice review!

  10. This sounds like an interesting read. The cover is beautiful!

  11. Great review! This was a great book and I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

    Delors is a fabulous writer!

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