22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Disagree with previous reviews,
This review is from: The Drowning Guard: A Novel of the Ottoman Empire (Kindle Edition)
I bought this kindle book largely based on the fairly high number of good reviews, but wish I had researched a little more or tried a sample first. I found the story tedious and melodramatic, and the plot consistently easy to guess. I was interested in learning more about the Ottoman era, but the level of detail isn't as effective as other historical novels, and I felt as though I hadn't really picked up much insight at all. I found the main characters a little one-dimensional and boring - aggressive feminist and male traditionalist fall in love, and the main story behind having a 'drowning guard' in the first place is never really explained. An easy read with interesting links to actual events in the Ottoman history, but sadly the plot was not for me.