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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, simple crusading story, 27 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Medieval - Blood of the Cross (The Medieval Sagas Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I was attracted to this tale by the fact that it is set in both Wales and the Holy Land, a little like the classic Knight Crusader. Like another reviewer I sometimes had the impression that this was also a children's book as it is written in a very simple way and the characters are pretty much black and white, goodies and baddies. The plot moves along without any great twists and there are no real surprises as the hero pursues his quest to find his long-lost brother.

The "great mystery" which is hinted at as the story starts in fact proves not to be so great after all or at least not to the characters to whom it is revealed but that could be just my reading and actually seems to be secondary to the fraternal quest. But it does give a peg to hang the story on and looks as though it will provide a basis for further volumes.

As is often the case with Kindle editions there are lots of typos and grammatical errors, although I have the feeling that some of the grammatical ones come from the author himself. This does distract a little but if you can ignore it the book provides a reasonable adventure story which is not too taxing and is a bit of a page turner, albeit a somewhat simplistic one.
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Initial post: 3 Mar 2014 11:20:43 GMT
The major errors appear in the paperback edition too, including the major mis-spelling of Krak des Chevaliers. I'm puzzled as to why a man who has such good ideas, and can write English well, allows these schoolboy howlers - especially the outrageous spelling mistakes - to slip through.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2014 15:58:03 GMT
H. T. Davies says:
Interesting to know. I thought it was just Kindle-transfer syndrome.
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