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Crusader: The Sanctuary Series, Volume Four by Robert J. Crane
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 12 Dec 2013
I started off my review of Book 1 by saying that it is a hard slog at times, but that it is worth it as you progress through the series.
I have now completed Book 4 of the Sanctuary series and I love it. Crane's writing has improved considerably. The characters have become fleshed out and believable.
This is by far the longest book in the series and I just can't wait for the next.

I really like the Girl in the Box series, but if I had to choose between them, then I would go for the Sanctuary books, with the exception of Book 1.

Well done Mr Crane. You have done well.
Defender: The Sanctuary Series, Volume One by Robert J. Crane
I started reading the Sanctuary when I ran out of the Girl in the Box books to read.
The Girl in the Box kept me hooked and I am now waiting for the last two books in the series to come out.
As I had found those books to be most enjoyable, I thought that I would give Robert Crane's other series a go.

A previous reviewer mentioned that this book feels like a Dungeons and Dragons manual and I agree there is something to be said for the accuracy of that comment. I found this book quite tedious and difficult to get into. There was a very palpable feeling of let down and I found myself wishing that I could return to Sienna and the Girl in the Box.

And yet...there… Read more
Legacy: The Girl in the Box #8 by Robert J. Crane
Legacy: The Girl in the Box #8 by Robert J. Crane
I have really enjoyed the Girl in the Box series and was looking forward to book 8 very much. Legacy is a good addition to the series and reads well.
Unfortunately, it also appears to have been rushed out. Whereas the previous titles in the series were very well edited, with almost no glitches or mistakes, Legacy is riddled with them.
Spelling mistakes, missing words or even missing whole sentences seriously detract from what would otherwise have been a most enjoyable read.
I wish that I could give two marks, one for the book itself and one for the edition.
Robert Crane writes well and his characters are well fleshed out and interesting. However, he has let himself down… Read more