Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: The Pale Assassin by Patricia Elliott

"Waiting on" Wednesday was created by Jill of Breaking the Spine, and is a way for bloggers to share the upcoming books that they're longing for. This week I'm waiting on...

The Pale Assassin (Pimpernelles, Book 1)
by Patricia Elliott
Released November 15th, 2009 (US), July 2nd, 2009 (UK)

Eugenie de Boncoeur is growing up in Paris, unaware that her guardian has contracted her to marry the sinister spymaster known as 'le Fantome' when she turns sixteen. She finds herself falling for the handsome lawyer, Guy Deschamps, but there is little time for romance; France is descending into chaos as the Revolution takes hold. Soon Eugenie is fleeing for her life. Her brother Armand has become involved in a plot to save the King from the guillotine, the mob is searching for aristocrats, and le Fantome, the pale assassin, is on their trail - desperate for revenge.

Why I'm waiting:
While this sounds like quite a different genre, I have previously really liked Patricia Elliott's other books and hope this one will be fun and amusing if nothing else. Besides, the time of the French Revolution is a period I find quite intriguing.

7 comments:

  1. Historical Paris? I'm there!

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  2. This sounds really good and different.

    Mine is here.

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  3. That does sound like a lot of fun!

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  4. The genre is definitely a new one for me also, but the story sounds intriguing.

    Random tangent, but am I the only one who thinks the girl on the cover looks an awful lot like Alicia Silverstone?

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  5. I got this one last week, it really does look brilliant! I'm looking forward to reading it, and I'm glad it's getting a US release too!

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  6. It is a new type of genre for me as well, I'm going to expand my knowledge by looking for more info so I can provide a descent comment.

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