My Review of “WHERE THE LIGHT FALLS” by Allison Pataki and Owen Pataki

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Allison and Owen Pataki, authors of “Where the Light Falls” have written an amazing and intriguing Historical Fiction novel set during the time of the French Revolution. The genre of this novel is Historical Fiction based on actual historical events. I appreciate that the authors have done thorough and detailed research in the historical events that occur in this novel.
The authors describe some of the characters as complex, complicated, courageous, brave, loyal and  principled. Others characters are portrayed as betrayers, greedy, jealous, and unstable.
 The times are turbulent times from “La Guillotine to Napoleon”  and the author introduces us to several main characters, Andre, who has renounced his nobility and fights in a uniform for the cause. Jean-Luc is an attorney with an idealistic view of freedom, and his wife. There is also Sophie, a beautiful widow, with an uncle with a huge evil vendetta. There are power struggles, betrayal, beheadings, fighting, bloodshed, and tears.
In the authors words,” In our story we hope to convey both extremes. the better angels of human nature and the horrifying excesses of violence and extremism. The light and the dark, the hopeful and the hopeless.”
The authors certainly have shown an enlightening experience of The French Revolution and its place in history. I would highly recommend this intriguing and captivation story of survival, love and hope. I received an Advanced Reading copy of this book from The Great Thoughts Ninja Review Team and NetGalley. My opinions are honest and my own.

Where the Light Falls –GOODREADS

by Allison Pataki (Goodreads Author), Owen Pataki
3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  71 Ratings  ·  41 Reviews

Set in Revolutionary Paris, a rich and sweeping novel about courage, duty, sacrifice, and love by the bestselling author of Sisi, Allison Pataki, and her brother, Owen Pataki.

From the courtrooms to the battlefields to the alleyways of Paris, with cameos from infamous figures in French history, the Patakis have crafted an epic, action-packed novel of the French Revolution a …more

Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: July 11th 2017 by Dial Press

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