This brilliant homage to The Scarlet Pimpernel is a rollicking adventure with plenty of twists and turns. By day, Sophia Bellamy is the dutiful daughter of a Commonwealth landowner, engaged to a wealthy Parisian dandy in order to pay her family’s debts. By night she is the Red Rook, performing feats of daring and deception to rescue innocents from the corrupt rulers of post-apocalyptic Paris. But it isn’t long before Sophia’s nighttime escapades catch up with her and she risks losing everything she holds dear. Sophia can only rely on her wits and an unexpected new ally to bring down her enemies once and for all.
Jessica Sheff (Preston Library)