5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
In need of an edit,
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This review is from: The Sword Brothers (The Crusader Chronicles Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Firstly, what a refreshing change from the usual Romans or Greeks. Well done on telling a compelling story from an area that historical fiction seldom visits.
Unfortunately, I get the feeling that this may have been rushed to print. It seems in need of an edit. For example, I can list at least 5 instances of the anecdote about Hans eating a lot, staying thin but being surprisingly strong. Considering the quality of the "joke", one appearance would have been sufficient.
Another area where a thorough edit would have help are in the descriptions of the weapons and shield emblems. This is not too dissimilar to the descriptions of what everyone was wearing the the Parthian Chronicles. A mention of the major tribes emblems would have sufficed.
Because it is an area of history that is not explored, I would highly recommend this book. Unfortunately, due to the excess descriptions and anecdotes, I can only give it 3 stars.