No its not as good as the first book but for the second of of three books not bad at all a bit much on some things seems to be more about fixing the story lines for the big finish in the third book than moving the story truly forward that said well worth the listen.
I loved the prequel to this book and anxiously awaited the follow up. I was very disappointed. Although Archer is an excellent author, I felt this was another one of those "contracted to write a second book so I have to" kind of things. I often found myself wondering if I had missed something. The gaps in the story and the poor character development made me feel like I was reading an abridged book. Too much time elapsed between "check ins' with characters and it felt disjointed. This book could have been so much better and a lot longer. I felt like Archer was rushing. Very disappointed.
my only regret was that i couldn't download the 3rd installment before I'd finished the 2nd. I shall patiently await part 3.
As with the previous book, he grabs you right away. You can't wait for the next book to be published so you can continue reading the story. Wonderful!
I thoroughly enjoy Jeffery Archer and am enjoying this new trilogy and can't wait for the third! This one again, left me hanging.
If book 3 of this so called trilogy actually had an ending. Ridiculous. Save your money but more importantly your time!
Anger. No ENDING to the 3 boom series.
No. I stopped at the second book in the series and wish I hadn't invested the time in the first place. A coming of age became a soap opera and just didn't hold my interest. The reading performance was superb, but couldn't fix the fact that I was in the wrong genre.
This was very disappointing. After finishing the first book, I could not wait for the next installment, but this was not what I expected from Archer. No character development, weak story line. I was disappointed. I hope the 3rd book in this series is better!
This book brought me back to childhood when characters like Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys were my heroes. Harry is "plucky"and thoroughly likeable; Hugo is"evil" and utterly detestable. All the characters in this wretched story are plastic,unidimensional and so stereotypical as to be laughable, the "plot", so predictable that it could have been computer generated....Hmmm,
Well, I immediately bought this book after finishing Book 1. This book is good and quickly pulls you into the storyline. Emma goes to America to find out how Harry died. She finds out more than she ever expected plus she demonstrates just how smart and strong she really is. We find out more than I ever wanted to know about Sir Hugo Barrington and his exploits. Every main character is given a segment to tell what they are up to and how it all fits into the whole. The book wraps up with a vote in the House of Lords on how lineage should be passed down from father to son. Should the Barrington title go to Giles or Harry? We must read Book 3 to find out. Book 2 tells the reader just enough to let the reader know that the war ends and there are few deaths of any main characters. It is a good book but to find out how it all ends, if we really care, the reader must stick with the sage through Books 3-7. Frankly, I don't think I care that much. Narrators are excellent as is usually the case.