Rook by Sharon Cameron

I recently finished a book I loved so much I can’t resist sharing.  ROOK by Sharon Cameron is an homage to The Scarlet Pimpernel set in a post-apocalyptic Europe many years in the fRookuture.

Here’s the official blurb:

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 single, red-tipped rook feather left in their place. The mysterious Red Rook is the savior of the innocent, and a criminal in the eyes of the government.

Meanwhile, in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy’s arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from financial ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to the doors of Bellamy House, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she.

Who needs a wedding ring when you can pick up a sword?

This book had me completely captivated from the first word. It has all the charm and wit of a Jane Austen novel with all of the heart-pounding intrigue of a spy thriller. Seriously, what’s not to love?



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