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Love this series and happily, unlike others I could mention - Mr. Lynch - there is not that long between novels. I have given the max for the plot znd the writing. However, the kindle editing is all over the place with swathes of prose repeated and where are the illustrations? Hopefully Mr Kindle can get his minions on the case and rectify these faults. Finally received hard copy and so disappointed as no illustrations. Proper let down. Had to knock a star off but this is no reflection on the author whatsoever.
This author is a master of intrigue and I challenge anyone to figure out where the story line is going. He weaves stories into stories and you really get hooked on the characters. His descriptions of the cities, clothing and habits of the times are marvellous. On the other hand, you had better have a cast iron stomach to digest the horrors and brutality he writes about. I worry as to where he dreams up these horrible sadistic situations. I can't recommend it as bedtime reading but I have to admit I will miss Master Corbett and his friends. And enemies. One star off for the violence.
Their book got off track with the back stories of several characters which had nothing to do with anything in the plot. The ending was forced after wading through the subplots. Writing was very good and an exciting story despite all.