Friday, February 9, 2018

Shadow of the Lions

Honor. I was greatly entertained by Christopher Swann's debut novel titled, Shadow of the Lions. Set at an exclusive Virginia prep school, the novel spans two different time periods: when protagonist Matthias Glass was a student at Blackburne, and when he returned there as a teacher a decade later. Matthias' best friend, Fritz, disappeared from Blackburne following an argument they had during their senior year precipitated by one's adherence to the school's honor code. Swann teaches at a Georgia prep school, and he captures the setting perfectly. Characters are well-developed, and the plot maintains a steady pace as a mystery unfolds. The prose flows as readers reflect on friendship and the impact of the past on the present. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Shadow of the Lions from

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