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Instead the writing is crisp, fresh, and keeps you glued to the story from the start.
The story is told from Crispin's point of view, and I found the descriptions and language to be wonderful for the time period.
Overall though, I enjoyed it so much that I read it through in one day, and I would recommend it to fans of the genre.
Other reviews of this story mention the pace, the gothic feel, etc. and while all of that is true - and I very much enjoyed the story and the characters up until near the end - the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Reta
I really enjoyed this book! The story line was great! It was a Mystery, romance, thriller all in one! I wish it went on but like many great books it had to end. Wow. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ricco De Luca
It starts out rather interesting and even thought it seems the writer is trying to hand us little puzzle surprises there is no realy mystery to the book. Read morePublished 21 months ago by JTeuy13
Another pleasant historical romp from this very capable author who just gets better with every book. Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by Searlas Lochlainn
I got this book because of the interesting concept in a Gothic setting. As a period, Gothic mystery, it works well. The author is a good writer. Read morePublished on August 19, 2012 by SpirituallySpeaking
I debated a four star review, but really, my grievance with the book is a minor one compared to the rest of the book overall. My one issue is with the ending. Read morePublished on May 29, 2012 by J. Lavoie
The gothic novel (which first appeared all the way back in 1764 with The Castle of Otranto) generally features a marvelously old-fashioned style of storytelling. Read morePublished on January 11, 2012 by octobercountry
Erastes is truly gifted in bringing a historical setting to life. The novel overflowed with detailed description, but never felt bogged down by it. Read morePublished on November 3, 2011 by Jem
The air of the cold Norfolk Broads seeps into your bones from the very first page of "Mere Mortals". Read morePublished on June 18, 2011 by Sue Roebuck