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Hell Comes on the Wind

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Published: 2007
Language: English
Wordcount: 158,002 / 441 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 961
Added to site: 2010.02.25 26782
License: by-nc-nd

Historical novel. Set in 1065-66.

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on the horse, but I doubt whether there is enough to stretch across the river." Philippe replied. "Besides, the children need warmth and shelter from the wolves and boars, as do we, so we have to make an attempt to traverse the water."

Philippe knew that the moment of decision was upon them, when he spotted what he could only describe as a benevolent miracle. From up-stream came a boat. It was empty and bumping the banks from side to side as it made its lazy way down the slowly fiowing river.

Without a word, Philippe unpacked the rope from the horse and began to make a makeshift grappling hook utilizing two scythes. From the bank, he began to swing the ungainly implements around his head. At the right moment, he released the rope. With a great clatter of iron on wood, the boat was hooked. Slowly, he drew in the rope.

"Don't just stand there! Get hold of the boat!" Philippe bellowed. He looked on as Alan quickly took off his shoes then waded into the slime, grimacing as he stretched out h

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 2 reviews: **

I agree with the previous reviewer, the proofreading is terrible, actually nonexistant, as it's obvious that the text has gone through an OCR without revision.

As to the story, rather heavy going, although of some interest historically. However, I am having great problems with the author's style, it is very overwritten, and could benefit from some serious pruning.


Historically accurate but somewhat boring as historical fiction.

The author desperately needs to hire a proofreader. The is probably the worst ebook I've read for misspellings. Every instance of until is spelled imtil. Just about every page of this novel has misspelled words.



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