Peter Cowan

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (16 of 20)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,803,808 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 20
The Honour of the Knights (First Edition) (The Bat&hellip by Stephen Sweeney
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting story, 7 Aug 2011
It was free. So nothing to lose by 'buying' it.
It was also rather good. Kept on reading it and am looking forward to seeing what happens next.
Reformer by S.M. STIRLING
Reformer by S.M. STIRLING
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Once again Raj and Centre try to reverse the Fall. In this case Hafardine has fallen further and so gives rise a story set in a Graeco-Roman world. The are civilised city-states exhausted by years of fighting, a militaristic Confederation oppressing them and semi-civilised pirates. The Confederation itself is riven by internal disputes amongst its rulers. Into this mix, Raj and centre choose a young scholar.... Basically it is the same story as in "The General" series or "The Chosen", but why change a winning formula. In itself it is a rattling good yarn with a nice blend of action and narrative. Other than the overall situation there seem to be fewer parallels with our… Read more
Drakas! by S.M. Stirling
Drakas! by S.M. Stirling
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The Draka are one of those curious things, alternately repellent and fascinating. This book of short stories attempts to fill in the gaps left by the main novels. it only partly succeeds but where it does, it is very effective. The first story is not really a Draka story at all. The last few deal with the crossover from the Final Society and this world and are also unsatisfactory. The centre portion of the book, however,is a dream. Hewn in pieces for the Lord, is a wonderful retelling of the Gordon & Madhi story in a Draka world. The Big Lie is the defence of village one with a less than heroic Eric von Schrakenberg. The best stories, though, are the two stories dealing with the… Read more