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Rollicking, roiling rumbustiousness,
This review is from: Gentlemen of the Road (Paperback)
This book is simply wonderful. The story is set in the 10th century Black Sea region and features a cast of blackguards, miscreants, swindlers, liars and rogues. It's an old-fashioned adventure story. The language is elaborate, crafted - and the manner of the telling suits the story perfectly. I found myself enjoying the writing so much I'd go back and re-read sentences, simply because I'd enjoyed the flavour of them so much.
It's highly stylised, but the style doesn't detract from what is a rollicking plot and great characters.
Other reviewers have commented that they found that the author's style made this book hard to read. Far from it. If you enjoy elaborate use of language - not old-fashioned Victorian language, but fun, skilled sentence construction with a wide vocabulary - then you'll love this.