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The City and Bart + Lee
on 19 May 2014
I was impressed by the overall preface and a few of the pages I flicked through prompted me to purchase this book.
That said, I soon realised and possible got frustrated at how the overall flow of the book jumped around with new characters introduced or some past event was explained. I also though calling the armies the Reds (rats) or the Blues (blue skins) was a little enticing to the reader.
The Old Man was well portrayed and whilst the warrior Lee was also interesting It just seemed they were peripheral characters. Dol Salida or Mason or even Marcellus could have had much more depth to their characters. Yet, I feel the book was very much half written on the basis that a sequel is already planned, given the development of the characters and anticipated Holy War that is suggested following the flooding (not wishing to spoil the outcomes).
If you have a short attention focus or prefer a central character then this book will disappoint you, yet perhaps you are seeking a change?