All in all a decent read but.....,
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This review is from: The Secret of Hades' Eden (Kindle Edition)I'll admit I was suitably entertained by this book. It was generally well written but I also have a few criticisms. I couldn't help feeling that I'd read it all before. It was certainly very derivative of the genre. In fact, I felt it drew from various sources. As soon as you enter the world of British Intelligence you're immediately referencing James Bond and you can't help drawing parallels between William Temple and Bond. The new world order was a bit like another book I read recently - Clive Cussler's Atlantis Found - and the utopian island community was a bit like TV's Lost. Some of the dialogue between William and Ella was a wee bit cheesy - "in this life or the next" for example and the traitor was somewhat signposted. And the kindly old man in the French chateau......Dan Brown's Teabing anyone? There was also an incident near the end of the book where William inexplicably escaped from a seemingly locked room. Perhaps I missed something but I like a bit of clarity in my reading and a suitable explanation might have been useful. Having said all this, and I accept I might be being a bit too critical, I did enjoy it and would recommend it.
One thing that I have to point out is the number of apparent printing errors in the book. I have never read a book with so many mistakes. I'm not sure if this is only in the Kindle edition but it's really not good enough. It's not so bad that you can't work out what word should be there but the reader shouldn't have to do this. It's as if it hasn't been proof-read. Whether this is the publisher's fault or Kindle's I don't know but the reader shouldn't be short-changed.