Happy Holidays! It’s the last month for my 2015 READ50 challenge and I only have 3 more books to go!
I have finished up the last published books in the C.S. Harris series Sebastian St. Cyr. I really enjoyed all of these books. At the core of each of the stories is a little piece of true British and/or French history as well as some conspiracy theories which the author uses as inspiration for her fictional tales. The historical aspects of the novels are what draw me in and the author does a good job at making the events in the story seem historically believable.
I would classify this series as solidly in the Historical Fiction genre but leaning slightly towards Mystery. Romance is not prevalent in the themes of these novels but rather they are mysteries full of revenge, conspiracy and murder. Some threads in the storyline progress very slowly and leave me wishing there was more development to Sebastian and Hero’s characters from novel to novel. I find as a reader I only get tiny bits of what Sebastian and Hero are thinking. Furthermore, Hero plays a very small role in the last few novels. It would be nice if she came more to the forefront in the next book(s) in the series because I think she has the makings of a strong heroine.
C. S. Harris’ next book in the Sebastian St. Cyr series, When Falcons Fall, is scheduled to be published March 01, 2016. If you are looking for a good mystery series I highly recommend these books. For those in the Leduc Public Library system you usually have to request the books as they all seem to be scattered around Alberta rather than one library holding the entire series.
P.S. Random fact: The author C.S. Harris is just a pen name and the author’s real name is Candice Proctor. She also pens under the name C.S. Graham for a Thriller Series. http://www.csharris.net/author.php
47 ~ Who Buries the Dead by C. S. Harris
- Beheadings, Slave Traders and Murder
46 ~ Why King’s Confess by C. S. Harris
- Lost Dauphin, Peace talks between France and England, French Revolution
45 ~ When Maiden’s Mourn by C. S. Harris
- Camelot, Lady of Shallot, Murder of Upper Class Maiden
44 ~ Where Shadows Dance by C. S. Harris
- International Politics, Natural vs. Unnatural Death, Lies and Diplomacy