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3.0 out of 5 stars
A man's book but I still enjoyed it., 17 Sept. 2014
The best thing about this book is the way it captures the spirit of a place and an age. It is a story as much about the history of people of south Wales as it is about the characters, and the writing made me feel as though I was experiencing it for myself.
Graham Watkins does not avoid showing the nasty side of life and people. His characters are far from perfect, which makes them believable.
My one gripe with this book is that the lead female character was a little weak. Her nemesis, Delyth who was a monster, was by comparison great fun, showing all the spirit and complexity of her male counterparts. This is, however, very much a man's book, dealing as it does with the effects of 18th Century war, greed and politics and it is best to read it with that in mind.
A surprisingly good read, and well worth a look.