Spirit of Lost Angels

Author(s): Liza Perrat
Original Publish Date: Aug 20, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.03 hours)
Product Number: Z100152020
Released: Aug 20, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781630159191
Narrator/s: Jennifer Jill Araya
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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They drowned Victoire's mother, claiming she was a witch. Then her father died beneath the wheels of a nobleman's carriage. Forced to leave her village, Victoire finds work in Paris. But domestic employment comes at a high price and the orphaned girl suffers gruesome abuse at the hands of a diabolical aristocracy. Accused of a heinous crime, they imprison her in the depraved lunatic asylum, La SalpEtriere. With the help of ruthless seductress, Jeanne de Valois-con-woman of the Necklace Affair that brought down Marie Antoinette-Victoire must find the strength to join the revolutionary force storming the Bastille. Can she survive a chilling betrayal and rise above her impoverished peasant roots to take her place in this new, post-revolutionary France? Based on historical fact, Spirit of Lost Angels is a riveting testament to the courage of women facing tragedy, betrayal, and insanity in a world where their gift can be their curse.

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Professional reviews

"This first in the Bone Angel series, narrated by Jennifer Araya, focuses on the life of Victoire Charpentier, a French peasant, in the years before the French Revolution. Araya takes listeners from Victoire's early life through a series of horrific events, until, accused of a crime, she is imprisoned. In the asylum, befriended by the infamous criminal Jeanne de Valois, she develops a taste for revolution. Araya is facile with the French words and phrases, and her sweet voice is especially suited to portraying the young and the very young; however, it lacks the gravitas necessary for the fiery passions of revolutionary characters. Book One offers a compelling look at courage and betrayals, along with political and social changes, in a sprawling story based on history. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"