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on 22 June 2014
Ive got every book in this massive series, i adored the first lot but they have been steadily going down hill. The last one was something of a return to form but this is just dull.
The scenes with Eddie and his bride are fairly enjoyable, but in between is a litany of lot descriptive narratives " *** talks to *** and is ridiculous detail explains whats going to happen", im sorry but the place for detailed descriptions of oil drilling is on the website not in the books. Too many new characters, far too much flipping between one set of ne'er do wells and another,and far too convoluted a plot.
The good points- the naval action scenes are quite well done, and the Eddie/Princess/Ladies in waiting bits are enjoyable.
Someone needs to take a firm hand on the series and get back to the main plot in europe or this series is going to die a death.
One for completists only.