A great read! Mages, swashbuckling, warrior pixies, a smart, kickass girl bucking patricarchal traditions, an underdog with a heart of gold and a gift for languages… & a handful of talking animals. In short: everything I want from a fantasy tale, except dragons, & I wouldn’t be surprised if there are some in books 2 through 4 of this engaging series.
Recommended by Jess
Alan Furst discusses and signs Mission to Paris
06/20/2012 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
From Alan Furst, the bestselling author who is often praised as the best spy novelist ever, comes a novel that's truly hard to put down. Mission to Paris includes beautifully drawn scenes of romance and intimacy, and the story is alive with extraordinary characters, including American actor Frederic Stal, traveling to Paris on a secret mission. But always at the center of the novel is the city itself, the heart and soul of Europe—its alleys and bistros, hotels grand and anonymous, and the Parisians, living every night as though it was their last. As always, Alan Furst brings to life both a dark time in history and the passion of the human hearts that fought to survive it.