The plot was complex but thrilling, and the descriptivenature of the story brings it truly alive, particularly the battle scenes. Thisis a story filled to the brim with action and clearly shows the creative natureof the author. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone thatenjoys a good action story set in the past.
This historical fantasy fiction draws from European and Grecian records to make a classic tale of swords, slings, and champions. The third book of the currently four-book series continues the legacy of Orfeo in his conquests. Supported by a strong and quite diverse cast of men and women, Orfeo is an admirable, fallible hero engaging in more than just the brutality of war. The mature and sensible tone of the Orfeo Saga is present in this book as well, proving this title to be a strong and enrapturing read for lovers of historical fiction and low fantasy.
One could easily assume that a historical fiction/fantasy story about ancient civilizations in southeastern Europe would be nothing less that heavily doused with data. Not so with Eiland's third book of his Orfeo Saga. This reviewer was pleasantly surprised to find his storyline to be particularly light and easy to follow, especially considering that there was no prior knowledge of books one and two.
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