WorldCat Identities

Pataki, Owen

Overview
Works: 4 works in 14 publications in 2 languages and 1,055 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3616.A8664, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Owen Pataki
Where the light falls : a novel of the French Revolution by Allison Pataki( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three years after the storming of the Bastille, Paris is emboldened with the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The monarchy of King Louis and Marie Antoinette has been dismantled and a new nation, for the people, is rising up in its place. Jean-Luc, a young optimistic lawyer, moves his wife, Marie, and their infant son from their comfortable life in Marseilles to Paris, inspired by a sense of duty to contribute to the new order. André, the son of a former wealthy Duke, sheds his privileged upbringing to fight in the unified French Army with his roguish brother, Remy. Sophie, a descendant of a wealthy aristocratic family and niece of a militant uncle, embarks on her own fight for independence. But underneath the glimmer of hope and freedom, chaos threatens to undo all the progress of the revolution and the lives of these compatriots become inextricably linked. As the demand for justice, aided by the new invention of the guillotine, breeds instability, creates enemies out of compatriots, and fuels a constant rush of blood in the streets, Jean-Luc, Andre, and Sophie are forced to question the sacrifices made for the revolution and determine what is right in the midst of a struggling society"--
Where the light falls : a novel of the French Revolution by Allison Pataki( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich and sweeping novel of courage, duty, sacrifice, and love set during the French Revolution from New York Times bestselling author Allison Pataki and her brother Owen Pataki Three years after the storming of the Bastille, the streets of Paris are roiling with revolution. The citizens of France are enlivened by the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The monarchy of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has been dismantled-with the help of the guillotine-and a new nation is rising in its place. Jean-Luc, an idealistic young lawyer, moves his wife and their infant son from a comfortable life in Marseille to Paris, in the hopes of joining the cause. Andre, the son of a denounced nobleman, has evaded execution by joining the new French army. Sophie, a young aristocratic widow, embarks on her own fight for independence against her powerful, vindictive uncle. As chaos threatens to undo the progress of the Revolution and the demand for justice breeds instability and paranoia, the lives of these compatriots become inextricably linked. Jean-Luc, Andre, and Sophie find themselves in a world where survival seems increasingly less likely-for themselves and, indeed, for the nation. Featuring cameos from legendary figures such as Robespierre, Louis XVI, and Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Where the Light Falls is an epic and engrossing novel, moving from the streets and courtrooms of Paris to Napoleon's epic march across the burning sands of Egypt. With vivid detail and imagery, the Patakis capture the hearts and minds of the citizens of France fighting for truth above all, and for their belief in a cause greater than themselves. Advance praise for Where the Light Falls "Succeeds in forcefully illustrating the lessons of the French Revolution for today's democratic movements."--Kirkus Reviews "Devotees of Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo will devour this tale of heroism, treachery, and adventure."-Library Journal "This is a story of the French Revolution that begins with your head in the slot watching how fast the blade of the guillotine is heading for your neck-and that's nothing compared to the pace and the drama of what follows."-Tom Wolfe "A beautiful novel that captures the spirit of the French Revolution and the timeless themes of love and truth."-Steven Pressfield "While not stinting on gorgeous detail, Allison and Owen Pataki know exactly how to write a gripping historical novel that concentrates on the intimate stories playing out against the epic background of the French Revolution."-Melanie Benjamin, author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue "For all those who didn't want Les Miserables to end, Where the Light Falls takes us past the pristine archives to the blood and bones of the French Revolution, commanding our attention and winning our hearts."-Sarah McCoy, author of The Mapmaker's Children "Delivers everything a reader hopes for in a great book: passion, intrigue, insights, and, above all, a story you won't soon forget."-Michelle Moran, author of Nefertiti "This luminous tale of love and betrayal in a world gone mad is as timely as it is timeless."-Juliet Grey, author of the Marie Antoinette trilogy
W cieniu gilotyny by Allison Pataki( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Barwny, pulsujący emocjami fresk o przemocy, nienawiści i miłości. Francja 1792 - 1805. Paryż w czasach rewolucji to niebezpieczne miejsce. Na Placu Republiki ustawiono gilotynę – udoskonalone narzędzie do ścinania arystokracji i wrogów nowego porządku. Egzekucje są tak częste, że woda w Sekwanie zmienia kolor od spływającej do niej krwi. Ale życie toczy się dalej, ludzie nie przestają kochać i marzyć, chociaż codzienna walka o przetrwanie wystawia ich na ciężką próbę. Jean-Luc i Marie często nie mają co jeść, ale są szczęśliwi. André i Sophie mają potężnych wrogów i muszą ukrywać swoje uczucie, jednak są zdeterminowani, by spędzić resztę życia razem. Losy tych czworga splatają się i są najlepszym odzwierciedleniem ówczesnej epoki. Czasu, kiedy nikt nie był pewny jutra, anarchia i terror łamały najsilniejszych i tylko nielicznym udało się zachować godność i ocalić marzenia."--
Where the Light Falls by Owen Pataki( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A rich and sweeping novel of courage, duty, sacrifice, and love set during the French Revolution from New York Times bestselling author Allison Pataki and her brother Owen Pataki Three years after the storming of the Bastille, the streets of Paris are roiling with revolution. The citizens of France are enlivened by the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The monarchy of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has been dismantled?with the help of the guillotine?and a new nation is rising in its place. Jean-Luc, an idealistic young lawyer, moves his wife and their infant son from a comfortable life in Marseille to Paris, in the hopes of joining the cause. Andr?, the son of a denounced nobleman, has evaded execution by joining the new French army. Sophie, a young aristocratic widow, embarks on her own fight for independence against her powerful, vindictive uncle. As chaos threatens to undo the progress of the Revolution and the demand for justice breeds instability and paranoia, the lives of these compatriots become inextricably linked. Jean-Luc, Andr?, and Sophie find themselves in a world where survival seems increasingly less likely?for themselves and, indeed, for the nation. Featuring cameos from legendary figures such as Robespierre, Louis XVI, and Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Where the Light Falls is an epic and engrossing novel, moving from the streets and courtrooms of Paris to Napoleon's epic march across the burning sands of Egypt. With vivid detail and imagery, the Patakis capture the hearts and minds of the citizens of France fighting for truth above all, and for their belief in a cause greater than themselves. Advance praise for Where the Light Falls "Succeeds in forcefully illustrating the lessons of the French Revolution for today's democratic movements."?Kirkus Reviews "Devotees of Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo will devour this tale of heroism, treachery, and adventure."?Library Journal "This is a story of the French Revolution that begins with your head in the slot watching how fast the blade of the guillotine is heading for your neck?and that's nothing compared to the pace and the drama of what follows."?Tom Wolfe "A beautiful novel that captures the spirit of the French Revolution and the timeless themes of love and truth."?Steven Pressfield "While not stinting on gorgeous detail, Allison and Owen Pataki know exactly how to write a gripping historical novel that concentrates on the intimate stories playing out against the epic background of the French Revolution."?Melanie Benjamin, author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue "For all those who didn't want Les Mis?rables to end, Where the Light Falls takes us past the pristine archives to the blood and bones of the French Revolution, commanding our attention and winning our hearts."?Sarah McCoy, author of The Mapmaker's Children "Delivers everything a reader hopes for in a great book: passion, intrigue, insights, and, above all, a story you won't soon forget."?Michelle Moran, author of Nefertiti "This luminous tale of love and betrayal in a world gone mad is as timely as it is timeless."?Juliet Grey, author of the Marie Antoinette trilogy
 
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Languages
English (12)

Polish (2)