Absolute on the edge of your seat, page turner, with unexpected twists and turns full of wonderful action until the end! The Falcon and the Sparrow is a masterful book taking place in London during the Napoleonic wars with France. The imagery presented by Tyndall is incredible. I could picture every scene, the people, places, and the food. I could smell the sea water and rain as well a hint of the other not so pleasant smells. London was given a full picture that agrees with all history I have known so far as being very accurate. After having recently seen the film "Amazing Grace" and reading the book Once Blind it was nice again in this story to see a dear friend John Newton.
This book is incredible. It is definitely on my favorite list. Through out the whole story I was curious and clueless as to how things could and would pan out. I definitely recommend this story for lovers of history, and those who crave adventure. There are spys, ball room dances, building, danger on the streets of London, sword fights, threats to one' honor and more. Oh it's just fabulous!
The Falcon and the Sparrow is like no other book I have read in a long time. It had all the elements that I like in a story: passion, suspense, and a character with a deep faith in God. Oh, and a setting in the 1800s helps, too, as I love a good historical novel.
Ms. Tyndalls storytelling ability is amazing! I didnt need to get very far into this book before I was hooked. Her broad vocabulary shines on each and every page. I couldnt help but be transported to London, and see, hear, and smell everything as I was reading each page. She also did a masterful job with the tension between the characters. There was incredible passion between Chase and Dominiqueso much so that I could practically hear Dominiques heart pounding during the kissing scenes!
Finally, I simply loved the title for this book. Even though this is a fictitious story, it proves that God cares for each and every one of us, even the littlest sparrow.