Meet Cecile as she tries to help escaped prisoner-of-war JulienSarlat avoid capture during the Occupation of France in 1943 in this prequel tothe award-winning graphic novel, Flight of the Raven. Julien has escapedfrom a prisoner-of-war train headed for Germany, but fate intervenes when thetrain is bombed and among the victims a body is identified as his.
Dead to theworld, he takes advantage of the situation and hides in the small village ofCambeyrac, using his secret observation post overlooking the village square towatch the permanent theater that people offer in the course of the day.
Loves,hatreds, jealousies, cowardice, acts of heroism... nothing escapes theobserver's eye, especially not the beautiful waitress Cecile.
Untilthe moment comes when, spectator no more, he must become an actor himself andmeet his destiny.
This hidden life he had hoped to live was just a reprieve.
Thebook also includes a portfolio of pin-ups and sketches featuring itsheroine.