Top positive review
on 1 March 2017
This review is the for the whole series, rather than any individual book in it. A very good solid 4.5 stars our of 5 from me, with the author excelling (imho) in the detail of his military battles and all his naval descriptions. The plot has some interesting elements and ideas, although it didn't go the way(s) I expected. I guess you could criticise the plot development (especially the ending) if you wanted, and the characters aren't _quite_ as rounded and fleshed out as found in some other series, but as a set these five books in two hefty tomes really kept me interested, and gripped and entertained. I would definitely recommend them, especially as I got them second hand for peanuts - excellent value for money.