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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Books, Great Price, 19 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Knights of Legend Boxed Set:The Dark One Dark Knight and The White Lord of Wellesbourne (Kindle Edition)
I have no hesitation in recommending this 'boxed set' to lovers of historical fiction. KLV is a talented author; the books are set as Richard III's reign ends and Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch, begins. The characters are interesting, plots are well paced, historical detail is reasonably accurate and there are not too many Americanisms.

The novels fit well together, the heros having fostered together and become close friends even though they appear to be polar opposites. They both change allegiance at the battle of Boswell, thereby causing Richard's defeat and death (I remember that this really happened when some of Richard's supporters changed sides at the last minute) however Matt the white knight actions are forgiven quickly whilst Gaston, the dark knight, feels that his actions have caused him to lose the trust and respect of his peers. The synopsis given are quite good and give a fair outline to both books.

Where I have misgivings about this set is to do with the publishing and editorial decisions. It seems to me that the author has set up her own publishing company. If this is so then she must take responsibility for the huge number of typos, missing words and grammatical errors. When a writer puts so much effort into a novel, the first story is nearly 800 pages, you would think they would wish them to be as free from error as possible. I also felt that they should be in chronological order, The Dark One is set a year or more later. With no table of contents nor the formating to 'flick' through the chapters it took a while to find the start of the second book which I wanted to read first as it was set before The Dark One. To do that you need to get to about 73 percent with Kindle. It is why I could not award 5 stars. That and 'jaw ticking', if that expression was used once it was used 100 times. Such a cliche that turns up in too many of KLV novels.

The two books were great value however and will keep a reader entertained and involved for quite some time and that is always good news.
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