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Can't wait for the next!,
This review is from: Sworn Sword (The Conquest) (Hardcover)
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One of the best titles I've picked up from Vine, Sworn Sword might have 'just like Cornwell' on the cover somewhere but Aitcheson can stand alone, I feel, ready to be respected in his own right. The action is fast-paced but description and settings are deep and real, and the characters were memorable. It was refreshing to have a novel from the opposing point of view of so many other novels, though I feel the theme of being an invader was not dwelt on much and it would have been nice to have seen more of that. Another issue I had was that I felt the plot was a little simple, neat and tidy, which is no bad thing especially in a debut but I hope next time the twists are twisty and the reveals are a bit more surprising. Eagerly awaiting the next book from this author.