Saturday, 9 November 2013

Book review: Spirit of Lost Angels - Liza Perrat

The blurb.

Her mother executed for witchcraft, her father dead at the hand of a noble, Victoire Charpentier vows to rise above her poor peasant roots.

Forced to leave her village of Lucie-sur-Vionne for domestic work in Paris, Victoire suffers gruesome abuse under the ancien régime. Can she muster the bravery and skill to join the revolutionary force gripping France, and overthrow the corrupt, diabolical aristocracy?

Spirit of Lost Angels traces the journey of a bone angel talisman passed down through generations. The women of L’Auberge des Anges face tragedy and betrayal in a world where their gift can be their curse. 

My opinion.
I was promised this would be an "emotional and brilliant book". I wasn't disappointed. Liza Perrat takes you along on Victoire's journey from girl to adulthood during one of history's most thrilling and exciting times. The unfairness of a feudal society and the hopelessness the commoners are faced with cast a tragic shadow over the lives of the people of Lucie-sur-Vionne.. and the rest of France. As Victoire gets older, her desire to right those wrongs grows stronger. 
Thanks to Liza Perrat's brilliant writing, you feel as if you're a part of this turning point in history. You feel the anger and frustrations, you smell the smoke, you hear the guns and the sound of the guillotine. Time machines may not exist, but with this novel you get a front row seat anyway to one of Europe's most important revolutions.

I'm so very lucky to have won a copy of this book, 
a brilliant read.


  1. Thanks for a great review, Maryline. So glad you enjoyed Victoire!

    1. and thank you for such a great novel! I'm glad you liked my review!