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- Publication Date : January 2, 2017
- File Size : 1362 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 360 pages
- Publisher : Hypatia Press (January 2, 2017)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B01MS3RCE0
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #58,903 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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First off, the characters are well-developed, with interesting personalities that are realistic and easy to identify with. They felt a bit too "optimistic" and "heroic" for the modern world we live in, but what's life without escapism? The story held my interest all the way through to the end. The descriptions of everything—setting, background, clothing, sword fights, etc.—were excellent and drew me in. The character of the Maestro (protagonist's teacher) was particularly interesting.
On the downside, the story is a bit slower than I expected. There are action scenes, but I never felt any heart-pounding terror or the overwhelming emotion at important deaths. The dialogue was a bit too formal, which slowed down the pace of the interactions. I felt the climax was a bit underwhelming considering all the build-up.
But, despite a couple of flaws, the book was overall EXCELLENT. If you like the classics (Three Musketeers, Count of Monte Cristo, etc.), you'll enjoy this one for sure!
Baker crafted this novel to leave the reader wanting more, and he is successful in that endeavor.
"Sun God" is a quality piece of writing, generated from a genius imagination, I can't wait for the next part of the series!
It could have been a good book - I generally like historical fiction and Rick Riordan's novels. But the writing style just didn't work for me.
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For me, the touches of French that Baker incorporates into Rene's speech was a plus, and added intrigue to his character & story.
Upon completion of this book, I immediately saved the next two in the series to my Amazon 'to read list'.
All in all, there were positive passages and well-developed characters. I’m in no doubt that Mr Baker had a whale of a time putting this tale together, and he has managed to give it some basis in the fifteenth-century reality. The sea fights are superb. The educational sword fights between the protagonist René Gilbert and his master, the Maestro are interesting and reminded me of certain passages in books by Rafael Sabatini. On the other hand, the use of metaphysical lucid dreams came across as a bit heavy-handed.
In my opinion, the use of French phrases like ‘S’il vous plaît’ and ‘merci’ became repetitive. The triangle between René and the two heroines established the need for more books in the series, as did the reincarnated supervillain. The use of a hook at the end of the book always leaves me with a feeling of being cheated, but it seems to be the trend these days. No doubt, Mr Baker knows his metier.