August 1939. As France braces for war, fifteen-year-old Diamanté Loupré takes his first steps toward freedom—far away from his hated stepfather and the Corsican village that once seemed like home. When he joins his older brother, Ferdinand, in Marseilles, the two are quickly swept into the Résistance, stirred to fight for a cause greater than their own family drama.
Spanning 1939 to 1945, this story not only tells of the dedicated companionship of two brothers but also heralds the remarkable spirit of the ordinary citizens whom they encounter along the way. But not all of their countrymen are as passionate about freedom from tyranny—and one in particular, their half brother, André Narbon, seems intent on retribution…against them.
As Darker Grow the Shadows is a thrilling coming-of-age tale set against the bleak but beautiful backdrop of Paris under Nazi occupation, and winding through the wine cellars, battlefields, and countryside of a battered-but-not-beaten France.
Don’t miss this riveting prequel to Mj Roë’s The Seven Turns of the Snail’s Shell and The Blue Amulet.