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Could have been better,
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This review is from: Blood Diamond (Pirate Devlin, Book 3) (Hardcover)
Sorry to spoil the party but I have concerns here. Dandon, about half way through, says, 'Devlin's changed' and I think he has. So has much of the style. This one isn't so much Treasure Island as Ocean's Eleven! I was really annoyed by the number of modern Americanisms in a story set in 1720 - an Anglo-Irish pirate using 'gotten'? 'dove'for 'dived'; 'hung'for 'hanged'; 'barkeep';'September fourth';'he lay a hand on';'the cane had been thieved'. Come on!! Is there no editing these days? And whilst I'm about it, have the publishers correctly quoted the Peterborough Evening News on the back cover? I'd have thought Sharpe and Hornblower had more than two fans?! I just think that, when asking punters to part with £18.99, more care should have been put into the package. It means I won't be back.