- File Size: 796 KB
- Print Length: 270 pages
- Publisher: Brendan McNally (December 31, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 31, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004VXK1LK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,315,025 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Oh, yeah. It's a pretty good story. The author takes license with history, it really didn't happen this way, but it could have. That is, if you believe in God and the Devil. Which the hero doesn't. Even after he has met both.
I fully enjoyed this genre-defying tale, more so than Germanica (which I think was cut down too much for publication, perhaps someday we'll see a fuller version). Brendan's voice as an author starts to come through loud and clear here, and a captivating voice it is. None of the genres that this COULD fit in, that parts of this story DO fit in, comprise my usual reading, but the story grabs you and pulls you along, and at some point you just give up preconceptions about what SHOULD be happening in order to fit this or that predictable literary convention and resign yourself to just not knowing where you're going. In an age of far-too-predictable cookie-cutter novels where the genre itself seems most often to dictate the plot line, this is not a bad thing. It pays off in the same way that surrendering control to a roller coaster pays off, and the experience gained is similarly hard to describe.
I've given Brendan a hard time about a couple of anachronisms I may have spotted, and some quibbles about firearm terms, but in an overall sense such objections seem silly in a story like this. The story has some fantasy elements that require suspension of disbelief that dwarfs such details, and Brendan pulls that off. This is no fairy tale set in a fairy tale world, what he accomplishes is a story that feels at most times so firmly grounded in reality that when the fantasy elements are introduced there's little chance for the reader to be able to disengage. I found this reminiscent of some of Tim Power's masterful transitions.Read more ›
If you like historical fiction with a lot of "tongue in cheek" definitely check out this book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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