When I first got my hands on this book I was beyond excited. A book set way into a future where the loss of technology has crippled the world, throwing everyone backward in time (figuratively speaking) where history is now (literally) repeating itself = perfection in my mind! A new French Revolution, spies, daring rescues and a little bit of romance mixed in, Rook is perfect for fans of Baroness Orczy’s classic book, The Scarlet Pimpernel (though that is NOT necessary to enjoy this book!) or anyone wo enjoys a fast-paced book of intrigue that reads like a historical fiction but has a dystopian edge to it!— Kathy
Who needs a wedding ring when you can pick up a sword? A remarkable and utterly inventive novel from Sharon Cameron, author of The Dark Unwinding, which USA TODAY called "spellbindingly imaginative."
History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?
Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy's arranged marriage to the wealthy Rene Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiance is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she.
As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and Rene find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.
Daring intrigue, delicious romance, and spine-tingling suspense fill the pages of this extraordinary tale from award-winning author Sharon Cameron.