Publish date: 2009-01-01
Publisher: Bantam Press
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Alternate History
I honestly did not like this book. The whole thing was bogged down in unnecessary details that didn't advance the plot or give any insight into the characters or surroundings. The characters themselves were poorly developed and one-dimensional. They also weren't very sympathetic and I found mysel...
Well written but kind of boring.
What I liked:The Napoleonic Wars, especially the disastroud and ill-guided invasion of Russia, are always a very colourful canvass for any novel; personally I like that period very much. This book didn't disappoint me either. Although I found some minor historical errors (like the narrator speaking ...
Finally done. Some genuinely powerful and horrifying moments and imagery get bogged down, like the Napoleon in the Russian snows, in too much explaining of things better left to induction. The plot, tightly focused as it is on a first person narrator, occassionaly feels lie the middle bit of a Conni...
Caveat emptor: I picked this off the New Books shelf at one of my libraries because it sounded intriguing – a desperate group of Russian officers recruits a band of voordalak (vampires) to help defeat Napoleon’s Grande Armée only to realize that Bonaparte is the least of their worries.The idea is st...
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