Reviews by gibel

The Grey Cloak

by Harold MacGrath

I tried this author after reading a comment that his style was similar to Rafael Sabatiniís which was true to the extent that they are based in late Renaissance France but Sabatini writes much more embellished and maintains more momentum of the story.
For me, it was hard to recall the characters because of the long French names and titles. There were also a few passing details that were key to following the plot that I had to go back and re-read to recall. Overall it was a typical romance adventure story, nothing wrong with it but not fabulous either.

Reviewed on 2014.10.07

Love-at-Arms

by Rafael Sabatini

A good romance with a happy ending. I enjoyed variety of characters in the book and the heroís positive attitude throughout the story.

Reviewed on 2014.09.11

The Trampling of the Lilies

by Rafael Sabatini

Based during the French Revolution, the story is of a common man who loves a woman of aristocracy and the romance that gradually develops as he shows himself more noble than those of her class. It was an entertaining book and worth reading. I was left wanting in that they didnít share their love for each other till the last paragraph which ended too abruptly for me, but that ending is common in romances written in this period.

Reviewed on 2014.06.25

The Red Mask

by Rafael Sabatini

A short story of a man that enforces justice on the man who sought to have killed. Sabatini writes overelaborately in all his books, so this short story would be a great introduction to his style to see if you would be interested in reading his larger works.

Reviewed on 2014.06.25

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