Friday, November 23, 2007

Tricia Goyer's A Shadow of Treason ~ Reviewed

A Shadow of Treason
Tricia Goyer
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Moody Publishers (September 1, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0802467687
ISBN-13: 978-0802467683

Back Cover:

When Walt reappears beckoning Sophie to rescue Spain, she falters. But the Spanish Republican army needs more weapons, and the lost gold from a shipment abroad is their only hope for winning the war. Sophie longs to stay with her new love Philip and let her photographs and paintings testify to the bombing of Guernica. But she complies, realizing only she can get close enough to the information they need.

Yet the price of her willingness is high. Michael, who betrayed Sophie's love and faked his own death, is the man she must befriend. His devotion to Franco flies in the face of Sophie's love for Spain and its people. While she despises him for this, her heart is not so calculated.

Sophie needs to keep her cover in order to have a hope of saving Spain. And she needs to get the information to Walt before it's too late. The stakes are high, and she cannot do this alone.

My Review:

Tricia Goyer continues the story of the Spanish Civil war and paints a picture of sorrow, pain, fear and hope. As in any war, the loss is considerable and the opportunities are endless for a chance to become a reluctant hero. Sophie went to Spain to find true love and ended up finding real love while sacrificing for a greater cause.

That cause, as often happens in conflict, becomes nebulous and hard to hold on to when faced with the belief and passion of the enemy. Is Sophie helping the right side? Is either side right?

Powerful plot, deep characters, vivid writing -- if you like Goyer, you'll want to get a copy. If you like reading about obscure bits of history and overlooked wars check into this series.

Reviewed by: Kelly Klepfer

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