Customer Review

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant First Novel, 3 July 2012
This review is from: 01 Tiger Wars (The Falcon Chronicles) (Hardcover)
I have always enjoyed Steve Backshall's travel and nature writing, so I was interested to see how well he would make the transition to fiction. The answer is, seamlessly.

`Tiger Wars' is a fast paced, exciting, adventure beautifully written with a tightly crafted plot. It is set in parts of the world that the author obviously has a deep affinity with, and he draws on his extensive knowledge and experience to paint a rich, colourful background.

I warmed to the young protagonists Saker and Sinter, their developing friendship is touching and believable. They both have strong characters, and it is evident from early on that Saker has met his match. The resulting narrative will appeal equally to boys and girls - no helpless females here!

The novel may have been aimed at older children, and will certainly be loved by Mr Backshall's devotees, but there is more than enough to engage an adult. It's a book that will make shared story times a pleasure, and encourage reluctant readers to take off on their own. A real page turner, and one I didn't want to put down.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.5 out of 5 stars (68 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (48)
4 star:
 (12)
3 star:
 (6)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:
 (2)
 
 
 
£9.99
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,505,027