Top positive review
One f the best books I hve read this year. Excellent use of the English language too.
on 11 October 2017
At last an author unafraid of utilising their word power; unlike other authors whom write for less educated readers. For me Mark Dawson’s use of English was a delight, which made the entire book flow beautifully; although there were a couple of words which stumped me…. only to discover they were not listed in any English dictionary!
The human interest integrated into the plot was pitched perfectly and thankfully steered away from unnecessary lubricious sex.
Fight/combat sequences were well described and fairly accurate. Although having some expertise in this area, I can assure the author such accuracy with a throwing knife is impossible to attain.
Mark has obviously undertaken considerable researched to ensure accuracy; although his knowledge of morphine is somewhat misleading. The amount of morphine Beatrix was consuming could dull her reflexes considerably, she would therefore require a strong stimulant to keep her sharp, when she was unable to to source sufficient morphine to control the pain, she would in fact be badly affected by morphine withdrawal, plus additional increase of her cancer pain.
While my observations may be petty, the book was so well written these small errors came as a disappointment. Regardless, this was indeed one of the best books I have read in a long while. I am looking forward to reading the trilogy.
What a difference a well written book can make!