Scythian Trilogy Book 2: The Golden King: Volume 2 Paperback – 7 Mar 2013
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Top Customer Reviews
The book was slow-paced, and filled up with lots of rather unnecessary dialogues between the characters, to the extent that it took me much longer than usual to finish (a week instead of a couple of days). The plot has some features that I found rather implausible, such as having the high priestess (who is supposed to remain a virgin) eloping with Nikometros, our shinning hero, and getting away with it because this is shown to be “the will of the Goddess” by some of the other priestesses.
I also wondered about the book’s title, which seems to be unrelated to the story itself and refers to Alexander, although he does not make the slightest appearance in this volume. Finally, they are still some of the glitches and mistakes that can be found in the first volume. For instance, neither the Greco-Macedonian cavalry nor the Scythians had shields at the time. Also, and contrary to what the book seems to suggest, given the prominence that it gives to them, swords were very much a secondary weapon, both on horseback and for infantry.
I neither need nor want to write about more since by now it should be clear that I did not like this second episode, mostly for the reasons listed above. I will, however, read the third episode, hoping that I will appreciate it more than this one. Two stars.
It is more of a love story than hiostoritcal fiction.
I managed to get through to the end though nearly gave up a couple of times.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Once again a fast moving and enjoyable read. A fitting sequel to the first book in the trilogy, cannot wait to find out what happens to the Hero and Heroin.Published on 31 Jan. 2014 by Johan
Well written with good storyline throughout the book. style of writing distinctive describing the characters and bringing them to lifePublished on 9 Jan. 2014 by brianskindle
Enjoyed the first book but found the second one a little thin on substance and interest. I will however attempt to see them through to the end by reading volume three.Published on 28 Nov. 2013 by mungo