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Hannibal: Clouds of War (Hannibal 3) by Ben Kane
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 3 Mar 2014
Having read The Forgotten Legion Trilogy and the first book in this series, I was slightly disappointed with the second one in the Hannibal series. It was okay but nowhere near as captivating as Ben Kane's previous books. This one, however, is right back on it. Great storylines, always something going on, some real drama and tension. Some brutality as well but then that was just part of life in the era being described.

In the second novel, the book moved between stories of the 3 main characters so it felt like it was jumping around a lot; a lot of the time the drama would be built up then the chapter would end and you would have to wait 2 long chapters to find out what… Read more
Hannibal: Fields of Blood (Hannibal 2) by Ben Kane
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Have read all of Ben Kane's books so far. As ever, this is well written and an enjoyable read. Thankfully the typos and spelling mistakes from previous kindle books are not evident here.

It is possible that I am all 'historical fictioned out' but I didn't find the storylines particularly original. Ambushes, big battles, a bully picking on the sister back in the city, joining the army under a different identity, an adversary within his own army who is out to get him... There is obviously only so many storylines that can be used, but I did feel a lot of it was familiar from previous Ben Kane novels.

It also felt like the story swung round to be far more about Aurelia,… Read more
The Parthian by Peter Darman
The Parthian by Peter Darman
2.0 out of 5 stars Mistaik aftur misteke, 25 Sep 2012
I am 80% through the kindle edition. Good story, quite exciting read, but the number of typos/ wrong words/ spelling mistakes is incredible. I have nearly thrown the kindle out of the window several times in frustration! I would say on average its at least a couple per (short) kindle page. Its as if the story was handwritten and somebody struggled to decipher the handwriting when they typed it out. I honestly feel at times like I'm reading a high school essay or something, its so bad.

It seems to be a theme with kindle books, as money can be saved by not paying publishers or copy editors and its just cheating folk that spend money on these books. Until the author re-issues… Read more