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Rambling, confused and weird.
on June 25, 2009
This review covers BOTH volumes 1 and 2, from the Kindle editions. I bought them as some of my first Kindle books, as they were very cheap. But. they were long and poorly written.
The books open with a straight forward tale of Maggie finding an ancient buried tablet which may yield ancient treasure and reveal much history. She contrives to steal the tablet and conduct the search herself. Thus far, we have an action and intriguing story like Clive Cussler's tales.
But then, the story just keeps getting more afield, weirder, including an attempt to place Maggie as the new Princess of Mexico. Interspersed through much of this is the historical tale of La Malinche, from 500 years before. Frankly, after reading some of it, I lost interest and just skipped those portions.
In short, I find this long, long tale quite unsatisfying. It rambled, didn't make much sense, and the characters didn't interest me, nor the history. One off-putting thing for me was the extensive conversations about sex (especially by the women) but no actual sex scenes or romance at all. NOT recommended.
The Kindle editions (bought early April 2009) had many typos, grammatical errors, and some formatting problems. In short, the editing was poor and incomplete. I saw on some posting that this may have been corrected, but beware.