Unlike many reviewers, I think I would have loved this book in its abridged version. I like my books lengthy usually but this book has too much room for the unending love/sex scenes. The performance was good. The story is very good. Just way too much romance and sex and a couple of unnecessary profanities.
In a sense, this book is a fraud for pretending to be a war story. Author should be writing true romance novels.
This is the fourth Martin Smith book I have enjoyed in the past month or so. My only complaint is that he has not written enough books and I am already concerned about what will be my reaction when I have exhausted Smith's production. I have never enjoyed any books as much as these. I am very concerned that from now on all authors will be compared to this guy and fall short.
Loved everything about this book. I am nearly finished and I am savoring the last few hours. Contrary to what some other reviewers have felt about the narration......I think it is perfect.
I love historical fiction. Margaret George always presents a novel that has been well researched and this is no exception. I enjoyed every moment and the reader IS Elizabeth.
I never wanted this book to end. The story is enthralling and exciting and the characters are all well developed and unique. Humphrey Bower provided a large cast of characters. He must be a fantastic actor! The book is well-written with detail and description that takes you to India. I learned much from this book. My only reservation, and the only reason I did not give the story 5 stars was the author's constant philosphy lessons, not that they weren't good, but just too many of them. Buy it and enjoy!
I usually like Burke novels even though they are violent. This is over the top on that score but the worst part of this novel is ALL of it. The story could not be more contrived than if two 12 year old boys were trying to outdo each other with impossible plot lines. I couldn't finish it and I tried several times.
I loved, loved, loved this book. Great characters and wonderful story. More please!!
I am astounded by the reviews on this ridiculous book. The " fever" is my temperature going up at the thought of throwing away money on this piece of nonsense. I will be sure and stay away from any of the "people who enjoyed this book will also enjoy" books . Lesson learned is that the star ratings for books are definitely not indicative of plot or character development. My guess is that this was thrown together over a couple of beers. Where is my pen? I gave it one star as you cannot give it less.
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