Top positive review
Rise of a Merchant Prince
on 4 April 2013
4 stars as this book develops the characters well from the first book with a slightly unusual story for a fantasy book. The reason it did not receive 5 stars was the reliance the book has on both the first book for setting the tale and the third for not having a satisfying end.
Easy to read, strong characters with the main character showing selfish shortcomings and dubious morals.
As with the first book some fantasy readers may be disappointed with the book as the lead characters are neither blessed with magic or super human abilities of any sort, although the main character is blessed with great business sense (no sucker is given an even break).
Still want to read more from this author such are the strength of character development and the general quality if writing.