5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
An Editor would give thumbs down!,
This review is from: Soldier of Rome: The Sacrovir Revolt:A Novel of the Twentieth Legion During the Rebellion of Sacrovir and Florus (Paperback)
This story is OK in as far as it goes, but unfortunately he does not write well. The style of writing is very awkward at times and he often presents 'factual' historical information in the form of dialogue between characters that would simply never take place. Imagine two US soldiers saying "hey, did you know Mr Bush was the president of the US?" and the other casually replying, "My word, that's true - and I understand he lives in a place called the The White House!" Research is good but we assume he has done this before writing the book and should not need us to see how hard he has worked on our behalf when what we really want is a good story! The front cover art work is weak to put it mildly! James Mace may feel he has been given the 'gift of story telling' but that is surely something book sales and reviews should demonstrate rather than blowing his own trumpet.