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The Firedrake: A Novel Kindle Edition
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- File size : 2348 KB
- Print length : 210 pages
- Publication date : April 1, 2014
- Publisher : Open Road Media (April 1, 2014)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00J84KX5G
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #967,748 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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The writing style in Firedrake uses many short, choppy sentences. A sample: "The horse reared. He bolted. Laeghaire braced himself. The horse dragged him a few feet.". This sort of thing is repeated throughout the novel. Another irritating thing is that a scene will end with the next sentence taking the reader elsewhere. No warnings, symbols or spaces. No division at all in the Kindle edition except for chapters.
Laeghaire is not a particularly likeable main character. Men fear him and follow him into battle but Ms. Holland does not give him many friends. He becomes close to William, Duke of Normandy, later styled The Conqueror. Then, for no apparent good reason, he.... Stop. No spoilers. Suffice it to say that I did not like the ending. Perhaps Laeghaire became frightened of possible success.
Top reviews from other countries
This first novel features a very interesting depiction of the Norman world and the effect these warriors have on the people around them.