Wednesday, March 24, 2010

For the King by Catherine Delors: Update!

A couple months ago I announced the upcoming release of For the King, which is the newest novel by Catherine Delors. At the time of that post, there was not yet a definite synopsis but now I bring you the complete synopsis and exiting book trailer! 

Publish date: July 8th

Snopsis: (From the Publisher)

From the author of the critically acclaimed Mistress of the Revolutioncomes a spellbinding historical thriller set in post- revolutionary Paris. 

For her first novel, Mistress of the Revolution, which the Associated Press dubbed one of the "best reads of the year," Catherine Delors earned comparisons to Tracy Chevalier and Philippa Gregory. In For the King, she again demonstrates her matchless ability to illuminate key turning points in history while weaving a gripping story about a man caught between his heart and his integrity.

The Reign of Terror has ended, and Napoléon Bonaparte has seized power, but shifting political loyalties still tear apart families and lovers. On Christmas Eve 1800, a bomb explodes along Bonaparte's route, narrowly missing him but striking dozens of bystanders. Chief Inspector Roch Miquel, a young policeman with a bright future and a beautiful mistress, must arrest the assassins before they attack again. Complicating Miquel's investigation are the maneuverings of his superior, the redoubtable Fouché, the indiscretions of his own father, a former Jacobin, and two intriguing women.

Based on real events and characters and rich with historical detail, For the Kingtakes readers through the dark alleys and glittering salons of post-revolutionary Paris and is a timeless epic of love, betrayal, and redemption.
To read more about this exciting new novel, visit Catherine Delors' website @

(update...had a glitch with the trailer, it should be up again soon)


Catherine Delors said...

Thanks so much for mentioning the trailer, Svea! I have also included much information (and an excerpt) into my website:

The Critic said...

I am so excited for this book to come out!!

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

This looks like it has it all

Ash said...

Wow this sounds like an awesome book! I will admit though, the music at the beginning of the book trailer kind of made me giggle. Very powerful1