Monday 1 July 2013

Book Review - Lionslayer's WomanLionslayer's Woman by Nhys Glover

Lionslayer's WomanLionslayer's Woman by Nhys Glover
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The cover and the description bothered me quite a bit. The pile of bodies with half nude woman in a red shawl. You get the idea that somehow this is going to be a black widow story of some kind. It really isn't. Then, there was the description, "Only they can save them..." who is saving who? My book club members noticed this too, and none of use could make it out so I assume this is a typo.

Now that those parts are out of the way, let's get to the book. The writing flows smoothly and the plot moves gently. There are no sharp push and pulls you sometimes get from historical fiction writers. Her words are almost poetic and she easily pulls you into the story.

One thing we really appreciated was the fact that thoughts were differentiated in italics. Many new authors forget to do this and it distracting to the reader. My favourite quite was, "My selfishness at work yet again". I loved that the characters were always second guessing themselves. In some ways, the reader starts to do this which of course, leaves you with a surprise ending.

Would I recommend this read? Oh yes, definitely.

Overall assessment:
Content: 4/5
Editing: 4.5/5
Formatting: 4/5
Pacing: 4/5
Offensive content?: PG to PG13 for theme and content.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours. I did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obliged to write a positive one.

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