- File Size: 614 KB
- Print Length: 253 pages
- Publication Date: January 16, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B5DEW8W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,441,965 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Prince of Alexandria (Turning Point Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Quite an odyssey. A lot of Mid East history woven into the story as Rod seeks his place in the journalistic legends of writers such as Hemmingway. His British soldier friend Benjamin is quite an adventurer in his own right traveling as his career requires from Egypt to India among some of his interesting stops. His heart broken in his youth by an Egyptian girl, he is forever distraught when they lose contact. Interesting story but a little hard to follow. Benjamin is a private and three pages later he is a sergeant and then later he is back again a private. A lot of reading for a free novel. I honestly never finished the story as I got lost in the multitude of different cultures described and the changing locations.
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Where the book faltered, in my opinion, was in the dialog. Too often it was mundane, cliché filled, and didn't serve to further the story. I almost wish that the author had left out the characters and stuck strictly with history. The author shines in his ability to condense and yet fully explain what was happening during a certain time, in a certain place, and why. While I appreciated the exhaustive research, it sometimes seemed that the author felt the need to include absolutely everything he'd learned about a subject. (Do we need to know the exact cubic footage of air needed to shelter a horse?)
That said, I think this book would please readers who like history and appreciate a wide-ranging global view.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.