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Not a fate that attracts
on 11 June 2015
Love all of Lindsey Davis's Roman works, but not so keen on her Civil War attempts. Rebels and Traitors read more like a history than a novel, and this is much the same. It describes some truly shocking events, the way in which Parliamentarian prisoners were treated by the Royalists in Oxford. She introduces several characters to personalise the story, but they lack personality and, although you gasp at how they are treated, you don't really get interested in them as people.
Dont think this book, as with Rebels and Traitors, really knows whether it is a novel or a historical account. Please Lindsey, go back to the Falco style - well-drawn characters, fast moving plots, lots of humour - and we might then love your new period.