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Melodramatic soap opera not my style,
This review is from: Munich Signature (Zion Covenant) (Paperback)
In the first two books in the Zion Covenant series, the melodrama and improbable events were a bit much for my tastes, but I enjoyed the storyline enough to continue on. But now, with this third book, the melodrama has gone through the roof. It's a Christian soap opera with Elisa playing the main role. She goes through one improbable event after another with everything life could possibly throw at her occurring, along with quite a few things that you really doubt could. Another annoying note is that the characters are injected into major historical events, and the authors don't have a note at the end to help you separate fact from fiction.
I'm willing to suspend a bit of disbelief, but this is just too much for me. I'm not going to finish out the series and will be getting rid of the books that I do have. The authors are talented enough writers that I may try another of their series at some point, but it's obvious that this one is of no further interest to me. Soap operas, Christian or otherwise, are not my thing. Examples of melodrama (i.e. spoilers) follow:
Elisa ends up being kidnapped from by her husband's side and forced to work as a spy for the British. Her husband thinks she just fainted in the crowd when they were separated and missed their ship to America. During Elisa's time spying, her liason is her former love interest, who still has feelings for her. The woman pretending to be Elisa in Paris is tortured to death in an effort to learn where Elisa is. There's a whole lot more, especially when you involve other characters, but this is just what's going on with Elisa.
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Initial post: Jan 2, 2013 4:26:50 PM PST
M. Davis says:
Good points. The very last chapter left me hanging with questions: 1) Elisa knew she was in grave danger by the note from Thomas to get out of Paris NOW but there she is in plain view for all to see at the BBC music hall entrance, waiting for Murphy; 2) How did Thomas get out of a room full of Hilter worshippers after he stated he couldn't stand all that Hitler stood for? But I did love it when he snuck up on the evil Mr. Wand at the BBC and put a gun to his back. The evil Mr. Wand told Thomas you won't get away with this. Thomas said I already did and then bang!; and 3) Did Tedrick care if Elisa was in danger when he told her all her assignments with them is finished and she is free to leave? He didn't even offer bodyguards for her to leave Paris. Does this mean he didn't care if the evil Mr. Wand killed her?
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