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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I'm sure I'll get back to this story someday, but it just bogged down too much and I dropped it and moved on without finishing it.
What could Julian Stockwin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
This book looses much of the adventure of the previous books. Like the earlier "Admirals Daughter", the reader is constantly reminded that "this will not end well." It is hard to love a character who keeps blindly heading down the path to foolish self-destruction.
Do you think Betrayal needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
I certainly hope that later stories in this series get back to the promise that the first books had.
A series to which my return has been long overdue. I've been a fan of this series from the very start and it was excellent to spend some time listening to Rodska's perfectly suited narration of Stockwin's characters. This actually turned out to be one of my favourites in the series!
Plenty of action, clever tactics and Renzi's latest attempts to win back respectability take an amusing turn. Unusually there is no great romantic interest for Kydd to be distracted by and I have to confess to not missing that regular staple of his ongoing story.
There is of course the usual demonstration of Stockwin's vast knowledge of his subject which is never allowed to bog the story down.
If you haven't tried this series yet it is very well worth taking the books in the right order rather than jumping in but this could still be enjoyed as a standalone adventure.
In brief this is a most excellent continuation of one of my favourite series and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in the genre.
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A wonderful mixture of real events and characters interacting with fiction.
As with all Kydd novels, the reading of Christian Rodska is superb.