Top positive review
A most enjoyable read - with some niggles...
on 15 July 2012
I have now read and thoroughly enjoyed all four parts of the Artorian chronicles. Characters are well-drawn, and resonate with an ex Armed Forces veteran like me. Research into the Roman army is clearly detailed, and the story line is compelling, and strongly based in historical events of the time. There are two 'niggles' which sadly bar these novels from what would otherwise be unreserved 5 star status. I say 'sadly', because these faults could so easily have been remedied by a combination of effective proof-reading and sympathetic editing. First - spelling mistakes and typos abound. Please sort it - it becomes irritating, and detracts from a great story. Secondly, don't using jarringly inappropriate modern, vernacular language in a novel of this nature. I'm not saying it should be written in vulgate Latin, but 'OK', 'guys',and even a use of the word 'savvy' in what purported to be a formal, written valediction, recommending Artorius for promotion?!... to name but a few. Sorry, but it really jars. Great story though, and I'm glad I read it.