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Crown of Midnight: 2 (Throne of Glass) by Sarah J. Maas
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait, 2 May 2014
Fantastic sequel to The Throne of Glass. No loose ends left alone, all explained and the characters just keep getting better. I don't think that the story is going to go the way the hopeless romantic in me wants, but I think Maas is aware of the feelings of her readers and I think everyone will end up OK with no broken hearts. I hope!
The King's Dogge: The Story of Francis Lovell by Nigel Green
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I read this as part of the Historical Novel Society Indie reviews.

This is the story of Francis Lovell, a squire to a lord in the Lancastrian faction in the Wars of the Roses, who became a loyal supporter of the future King Richard III.

There is much to recommend this novel. Green has done his background research and knows his subject. His knowledge and interest in battles and battle tactics, weapons and strategy shines, and he gives the reader detailed information on the life of Francis Lovell.

However, there are problems that overshadow the narrative. The author has added annotations in the way you would with non-fiction, numbering notes that are listed at… Read more
Harlequin (The Grail Quest, Book 1) by Bernard Cornwell
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 27 Feb 2014
Had this been written by a debut novelist, or someone who wrote dramas and romances, I'd say it was a great book, well done. However it wasn't.

This is a book by Bernard Cornwell. The same man who wrote the Sharpe series of novels among others which were so brilliant they made Sean Bean as an actor because he was Richard Sharpe. A great character and a fabulous series of books. Harlequin is just not up to that standard.

The novel tells the story of a boy called Thomas of Hookton and his journey to manhood and a seasoned warrior, culminating in the Battle of Crecy. Nice plot, works well and fits in beautifully with the history of the time. The battles are vivid and… Read more