Author: Nicholas J Finch

Book Review: A Murder on the Appian Way by Steven Saylor

A Murder on the Appian Way (Roma Sub Rosa, #5)A Murder on the Appian Way by Steven Saylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It was very hard trying to put this book down!

I do love how Steven Saylor weaves Gordianus into history, and makes dramatic sense of what were desperately dramatic times.

Great reading. Awesome research. Brilliantly enthralling.

Highly recommended!

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Book Review: The Alexander Trilogy by Mary Renault

The Alexander TrilogyThe Alexander Trilogy by Mary Renault
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The first book in this trilogy ‘Fire From Heaven’ read like an absolute miracle. Beautiful flowing prose, the likes of which is rarely to be found these days, made the entire experience an exciting and insightful joy.

The second book ‘The Persian Boy’ started out interesting, moved to intriguing, and then became irritating. Actually it became increasingly irritating to the point of utterly unbelievable annoyance, and I couldn’t keep reading it without wanting to scream ‘are you completely f’ing kidding me with this?’.

I have rarely gone from such unfettered admiration for a writer, to being utterly disgusted in so short a time.

And in my life, I’m quite sure I’ve never before read such beautifully, eloquently, gorgeously constructed crap before.

Can’t finish this.

Not even curious about it.

Not recommending this past the first book.

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Reminder: Smashwords July/Winter Sale

Book Event Sale!

For the month of July, Smashwords is running a Summer/Winter Sales Event!

During this time The Secret Service Agent will be 50% Off.

If you haven’t picked it up yet, it’s a bargain!

If you have already bought it – read and loved it – send it to a friend as a summer/winter reading gift.

Remember to leave a kind review.

Thank you so much.

NJ Finch


 

Book Review: Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills (Star Wars: Rogue One) by Greg Rucka

Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills (Star Wars: Rogue One)Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills by Greg Rucka
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book more than I had expected to.

It’s a fun action packed story that makes you laugh, cheer, and ask very philosophical questions. For a Star Wars book, it actually showcased many philosophies – from the quotes from Jedi texts at each chapter, and the age old arguments of revolution against oppression.

If you enjoyed Baze and Chirrut in Rogue One, I would highly recommend this book as it brings out more of who they are, and what they fight for.

Though there is a warning that you may get more attached to them, and the movie might be harder to watch as a result.

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