All about Ben and the ANAZACS. A wonderful tribute to the young men who gave and lost their lives during WWI.
A very good conclusion to the trilogy and a wonderful tribute to the history of Australia and New Zealand.
The story of the Solomons is the least interesting if the three, but the story telling of the war is getting, horrifying, and amazing all at once. A must read to complete the trilogy...
I loved the first 3 books. This one I had to fast forward through about an hour of because it was about war. the problem was that it interspersed great stories about great characters, but the entire time it was in the trenches of battles.
I thought the story of WW1 was wonderful. The ending is very disappointing. Unbelievable and way too rushed. Such a bad way to end a three book series.
Unlike other reviewers who almost steered me away from this book, I am glad I listened to it. I agree that devoting so much of the book to WW1 was too much. The thing I really hated was the ending! Really? You couldn't do better than this? there was no reward for slogging through everything about the war. But the first part of the book was good.
I am a television editor and producer. There are so many ways to tell a story, but novel writing is the purest form. I am working on my first novel. It is the hardest yet most satisfying endeavor of my life so far.
The whole series is well written taking us on a fantastic journey through time and multiple lands and cultures.
This third book rapidly moves into the next 2 generations while continuing many of the central conflicts from the earlier books.
The last third of the novel focuses on WWI in a captivating and detailed manner. The main characters stay key to the bigger story.
My only issue with the conclusion of the trilogy is its abrupt ending. It technically resolves the series - but feels rushed and less thorough than the capabilities of the author had proved up to that point.
I have read Rhe Power of One and now this trilogy ending in Solomon's Song. I am looking forward to reading every book Courtney has written. I've never said that about any other author.
Escaping into a book thats always waiting for you is so wonderful a part of life. This trilogy had it all! I just loved it.
I love Bryce Courtney and really enjoyed Books 1 and 2 of this trilogy. Book 3 was not so enjoyable but I stuck with it because well, it's Courtney! Way too much war during the second 1/2 and too many questions at the end.
Bryce Courtney is a great storyteller and entertaining writer. His books could be up there with some of the "Greats" but he gets down into the details of the social gutter too much at times to appeal to a wider audience. A little more discretion on the social/human dark side would allow me to recommend this to a lot more people.