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Laughably badly written,
This review is from: Lord Of Fire: Number 2 in series (Knight Miscellany) (Paperback)The characters are poorly written and the plot is terribly cliched. Add to that a host of anachronisms or Americanisms which should have been picked up by the author or an editor. For example, various references to eating muffins for breakfast; the balls of a billiard game being the type that would be used for a game of pool; saying the Gunpowder Plot was a Jacobite plot (the king being targetted was the great-grandfather of the James the Jacobites wanted to restore the throne!). I'll forgive using fish and chips as a password long before fish and chips came together, because it did make me giggle, but really the whole thing came across as a pastiche, rather than a serous attempt to write a regency romance
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Initial post: 8 Feb 2011 14:20:40 GMT
So glad to have read this review before I wasted my money buying another book by this author. I was going to give her another go as I thought it was only me being too picky, having read the first of these 'Knight Miscellany' series - (it was sooo bad I can't remember the name!). The plot in that was absolutely farcical - and I have to admit - this author has the ability to write - but does so with an utter lack of knowledge about the period, she may do research but that is questionable however she doesnt put it into practice. The americanism glare out - the most obvious being 'fall' and I dont mean trip up! The term then as now is 'autumn' and as for the 'off of's' - I stopped counting. These are just a few and more glaring transgressions - I wont even go into the spelling and grammar!!! Thank you, I'll save my money.
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