- File Size: 1220 KB
- Print Length: 75 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 27, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XCDSMFX
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,173,307 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Clockwork Dungeon: An Inspector Ambrose Story (The Inspector Ambrose Mysteries Book 4) Kindle Edition
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~This had a couple interesting twists. Without giving too much away, first off, Ambrose was not at his best…this allowed Detective Percy to truly shine. They both are written well and the author plays each off the other, highlighting each character’s strengths.
~Next, we are introduced to a new character, one Felicity Aramis, the younger sister of Ambrose. Felicity is a lady with much more depth than initially meets the eye.
~Finally, while this is a complete story, it does hint at some unfinished business…The Assassins Guild!
~I recommend this story, as well as the other books in the series.
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Except that the surprising conclusion wasn't. Perhaps the author wants the reader to feel clever for working it out? However, the hints in the narrative are just too glaring. It is too easy.
On the other hand, in this story, Ambrose comes across as extremely obtuse, blinkered, even thick. Percy stands out. This doesn't quite fit with their back story, nor their previous successes.
Stupid plot errors - how can a gagged person scream? It is stated that they had barely enough water to live, but how does a bound and gagged person drink?
There are other factual errors and a number of typos and grammatical errors. Admittedly, there are not as many as in previous stories in the series.
The basic plot is good, but some of the better ideas are not really developed. Some of the problems are made to appear very difficult, then they are solved far too simply. "With one bound he was free …"
I think that this series would actually be improved by fewer, longer, stories and some denser plotting. The author seems to be unsure whether he is writing light, comic, tales or somewhat darker and more serious stories.
Finally, I keep saying it, but I guess the author doesn't read reviews: get the book proof-read a few times before publishing.