My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Nothing too "Wyrd" (see what I did there?) about this one - which was one of my DSOA picks at the end of March 2013.
I don't want to give any spoilers out, but a chain of events see Matt Wyrdegrove, injured US Marine, and his friend Jack (his socially inept friend) tricked into travelling back in time to the reign of Charles I and the English Civil War.
On the whole a decent enough read, and enjoyable, although I did find that the portion when they went back to the America a little on the slow side. However, the Novel as a whole piece worked well.
I believe that this is Mr Cottrell's second novel, and it would certainly translate to a Series - in fact I would love that.
There were a few errors, but not that many as to be distracting, and thinking about this for a few days I'd award it 4 Stars, if there were half stars around it would have got one of 'em. As usual you will find a list of the errors below.
Highly recommend if you like time travel, and especially if you like an historical twist.
As I mentioned above, this was one of my Daily Picks back in March 2013.
It's currently listed HERE at £1.53 for the Kindle Download, which represents excellent value for money.
Publisher: Indie Writer (Self Published)
Pages: 258 pages
Reading Age: Adult, but with no real overt sexual content
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Historical, Time Travel, Magic, Action and
Loc 1844: ...at the quays and find somewhere stay.
Correct to: ...at the quays and find somewhere to stay.
Loc 2310: "munter" and "proper double-bagger"
Bug bear: would an historical sailor really have used those phrases?
Loc 3276: ...fiddled with a draw and plucked out a sheaf of papers...
Correct to: ...fiddled with a drawer and plucked out a sheaf of papers.
Loc 4189: We are deep in Mattaponi country. If you head south for the James River you we will all be dead before morning...
Correct to: We are deep in Mattaponi country. If you head south for the James River
Loc 4332: Is it so hard to imagine that a gorgeous Native American girl, no woman like that could possibly be attracted...
Correct to: Is it so hard to imagine that a gorgeous Native American girl, no woman, like that could possibly be attracted...
Loc 4341 Bug Bear: not sure a Native American woman of that time would have used the phrase "pee"?
Loc 5267: Flames lick up the table legs.
Correct to: Flames licked up the table legs.
Loc 5367: What I mean is that it really bothers me that it doesn't both me, if that makes sense?
Correct to: What I mean is, that it really bothers me, that it doesn't bother me, if that makes sense?