Every time a new Tom Swan is released the sneaky little sucker becomes top of my reading list (even if i’m reading something else).
The character is just so right, so real, I cant help but feel i’m learning every time i read his tale. learning the history of the period, the politics, the people, the clothes , the weapons, the whole kit and caboodle.
I know a fair few re-en-actors and from what they say the fight scenes are very accurate, the archery is spot on, the sword fighting I know is going to be accurate, because the authors lives and breathes this stuff, fights in armour regularly.
This is fast becoming one of my all time fav series.
Tom Swan, has now been sent by his Cardinal to find a spy/ a traitor. Also a rich Genoa merchant has offered him a great deal of money to steal a ring that belonged to Alexander the Great, and failure to do this would not be in his interest.
Young Tom Must fight his instinct to steal for himself, or anyone else. he is learning morals and courage that exists deep within. He is expanding his knowledge of the classical world, and vicariously so is the reader.
VERY Highly recommended.
Buy rest of the series
Also on sites like amazon there seems to be a lot of backlash at present on Amazon regarding short stories. Comments like
. It’s too short
. I didn’t know it was a short story
. It stops just as it gets going
and many many more:
These things do not belong in feedback for a book on here: Amazon clearly label all short stories (EG see below for this book)
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 286 KB
Print Length: 100 pages
Publisher: Orion (11 April 2013)
Note where it says 100 pages, dead give away for the length of the book. (that answers the first couple of issues raised above)
Re: it stops just as it gets going! Well look at it in the same way as an episode of a great TV series. It’s a self-contained story, and leave you wanting more at the end so you come back next week… or in this case next month.
For 99p its an utter bargain.