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What has happened?,
This review is from: 1356 (Hardcover)
I was really looking forward to this book as Thomas of Hookton is probably one of my favourite characters. However as I started reading I just couldn't understand what had happened, there was no excitement and felt as if I was just being taken through the same old story with no real effort put in.
The reason for my high level of disappointment is due to what an amazing time I have had reading some of his other books. The grail quest and starbuck series are fantastic books and I could not recommend them more highly. I can remember reading them and being on the edge of my seat and just not being able to stop, in contrast with this book in which I just didn't want to carry on. Also in his earlier books I can remember characters being amazing and you fell in love with them, people like Thomas Truslow and Sir Guillaume d'Evecque.
In the end I stopped half way through and picked up Rory Clements 'Traitor', after no more than thirty pages I was hooked. That is what the old Cornwell was able to do.
My advice would be to read his earlier books and hope he returns to the same form again. Hopefully he moves away from these one off books and gives us a really cracking series again.