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two and a half stars...
on July 12, 2015
This is a book that is confusing at times. The author is not quite clear with characters and pronouns. I read it until the end because of the mystery only to find several more Unsolved mysteries in the last few chapters, which is annoying. I am not sure if I want to try this author on an ebook again.
I think that the author has talent, but the book is not very clear and concise in the plot and story lines....sometimes what seemed clear and obvious to the author was not so to me, I had to go back because I wondered if I had read too fast. And then, finally, I simply stopped going back and read on hoping to discover the answers in the next chapters or paragraphs.
I seldom care about anachronisms, but even I was jolted when I read that "sailors love their swag". There were a few other phrases that were out of place because they were so modern that it made me pause to either shake my head or chuckle....it is disappointing to be happily lost in a book and them be brought back because of something like this. But, I was lost in is book for one reason or another most of the time anyway
I am truly not picky, I have no idea what carriage or dress is worn when, most of the time, but c'mon! SWAG?!
Some of the characters were interesting, but repeating the same things about each one instead of creating deeper character traits, good or bad is really what makes this book disappointing. The final chapters created more intrigue instead of tying up loose ends.
I hope that this is one of her first books because she is interesting, just confusing....and maybe could use a better editor?