My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Storm Publishing (20 October 2010)
Age Range: Adult
Genre: Fiction, Historical, Romance
Having read the Time Crystal by Ethan, I was really looking forward to this one.
However, whilst it was an okay read, it wasn't as interesting and well paced as his other offering. Obviously, it's purely an historical novel, no time travel. Then again, it could have probably done with a bit to pep it up!
I would read others in the series, but just to see if the writing in any way lives up to the enjoyment of the Time Crystal.
From me, a disappointed 3 stars due to the lack lustre performance, but read it yourself and give it a fair hearing.
This was one of my DSOA from March 2013, and at the time of writing it's available HERE, still as a free Kindle Download.
This is Book 1 of the Curse of the Kingsmans' Series. You will find details of the Series on the "Review by Series" page at the top of the Blog.
As with the other book by Ethan, there are quite a few errors, which I have detailed below. As I've been doing recently, they are listed by the nearest appropriate location details (given or take the beginning or end of a page).
Loc 31: She believed that most that modern men were selfish ......
Correct to: She believed that most
Loc 54: In a vain attempt to make themselves look taller, the male Darneys wore high heels and tall black wigs.
Bug bear: I am not sure I've ever heard the phrase 'Darney', but am presuming it is a dandy. Does anybody have any details about the use of that word?
Loc 357: ....and after our marriage he promised to take me into around the country and show me some sights.
It has to be either/or with that one, but my personal preference would be:
....and after our marriage he promised to take me i
Loc 400: "You Cow!" Gregory shouted at her.
Bug bear: would that have been period appropriate?
Loc 435: I would have known if someone had tried to grab hold it.
Correct to: I would have known if someone had tried to grab hold of it.
Loc 578: But instead of being a gaze of desire it seemed more like a sneer dislike.
Correct to: But instead of being a gaze of desire it seemed more like a sneer of dislike.
Loc 801: Beth reddened, and the goddess in the mirror did she same.
Correct to: Beth reddened, and the goddess in the mirror did
Loc 1357: As soon as King Charles saw Henry and Beth he smiled, remembering the nervous young woman who had nervously curtseyed before him several weeks earlier.
Bug bear: nervous and nervously used in the same sentence. I would be inclined to re-work the sentence.
Loc 1365: The earl tried to introduce Beth
Requires a initial capital letter, i.e. Earl.
Loc 1698: Henry snorted again. "If you think insults are going disturb me...
Correct to: Henry snorted again. "If you think insults are going to disturb me...
Loc 3267: She must not have seen it in al long time.
Correct to: She must not have seen it in a
Loc 3792: Is this right? she mouthed. Im comin' with us?
Missing apostrophe, correct to: Is this right? she mouthed. 'im comin' with us?