Book Review: The Good Knight (Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mysteries, #1) by Sarah Woodbury
“I can accept that we can’t always live the life we imagined.” “I’ve paid for my choices, Gwen,” Gareth said. “I’d prefer not to have to keep paying.”
Excellent historical fiction. Felt like fine linen, rather than a fully realized tapestry. Got the facts straight, though it lacks the richness of Ellis Peters or Bernard Cornwell. Felt too modern both vocabulary and in character development.
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Book Review: The Emperor’s Finest by Melissa Cuevas
“How was he supposed to make a name for himself when his name kept getting in the way?”
Adequate space opera. Enough contrary to stereotypes to keep it interesting. Skipped basic training; hooray! Most everything predictable.
‘Such cynicism for a young officer.’ ‘Voice of experience. Youth is irrelevant.’
Lost a star for unrealistic space combat. Most operations were drawn from World War Two prototypes, which made next-to-no sense in a futuristic, nigh-tech environment. The needs of the story, rather than military considerations, seemed to drive the battles. The attack on the space platform was especially Continue reading →