2022 Reading Challenge

2022 Reading Challenge
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Book Review: Die Around Sundown by Mark Pryor

I’m a huge fan of Mark Prior and this latest series just reinforces that fandom. I’m not usually one for World War Ii-era historical fiction, but I found newly-occupied Paris to be a wonderful setting that offered tremendous opportunities for conflict in a way that suited rather than distracted from the overlaid story.

One of Pryor’s particular strengths is characterization, and he has once again nailed that aspect of the story. His characters leap off the page, as do his descriptions of setting in terms of both time and place. The struggle between occupied and occupier, particularly at the ground-floor individual soldier level, added a wonderful layer of moral ambiguity to the story that I found really added depth and breadth. I also enjoyed his blending of actual historical figures with his own characters, it sent me on a furious Google search to learn more…

I already cannot wait to see where the series goes next!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my obligation-free review copy.

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