War of the Roses: Stormbird

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War of the Roses: Stormbird

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Thu May 15, 2014 10:08 pm

Conn Iggulden. Penguin Books ISBn 978-0-718-15983-2 Published 2013.
I was very disappointed by this.
Flat, two dimensional characters who were unappealing and dull. I don't mind the fact that all the characters were impossible to feel any sympathy with, most of the cast of the Songs of Ice and Fire series, or the Thorn trilogy fall into the same vein, but the fact is they were just so boring I couldn't care less if they lived or died (and being a historical fiction I already had a full understanding of where, when and how that would happen).
I can always turn off my re-enactor head if the plot and action is strong enough, however because it was not I then felt drawn to all the inaccuracies from pickpockets (who would have had a job on in the 15th century as they would have still been waiting for there invention), to every soldier either being armed with a "Huge wood axe" or a pike- the ones who were fighting in a castle having a hell of a task with that one.
He should have stuck to ancient Rome.


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