Author(s): Pataki, Allison
Three years after the storming of the Bastille, the streets of Paris are roiling with revolution. The citizens of France are enlivened by the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The monarchy of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has been dismantled-with the help of the guillotine-and a new nation is rising in its place. Jean-Luc, an idealistic young lawyer, moves his wife and their infant son from a comfortable life in Marseille to Paris, in the hopes of joining the cause. Andre, the son of a denounced nobleman, has evaded execution by joining the new French army. Sophie, a young aristocratic widow, embarks on her own fight for independence against her powerful, vindictive uncle.
As chaos threatens to undo the progress of the Revolution and the demand for justice breeds instability and paranoia, the lives of these compatriots become inextricably linked. Jean-Luc, Andre, and Sophie find themselves in a world where survival seems increasingly less likely-for themselves and, indeed, for the nation.
Featuring cameos from legendary figures such as Robespierre, Louis XVI, and Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Where the Light Falls is an epic and engrossing novel, moving from the streets and courtrooms of Paris to Napoleon's epic march across the burning sands of Egypt. With vivid detail and imagery, the Patakis capture the hearts and minds of the citizens of France fighting for truth above all, and for their belief in a cause greater than themselves.
About the author:
Allison Pataki is the author of bestselling novels Sisi, The Traitor's Wife and The Accidental Empress and the co-author of Where The Light Falls with her brother, Owen. Daughter of former New York State Governor George E. Pataki, Allison is the co-founder of the nonprofit organization, ReConnect Hungary. She graduated cum laude from Yale University and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and FoxNews.com, and is a member of The Historical Novel Society. She lives in New York with her husband and daughter.
Number of Pages: 384
Publication Date: 20180416
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE US
Product Form: Paperback / softback
Dimensions (LxWxH): 203 mm131 mm24 mm
Weight: 278 gr