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A reasonably good historical adventure ruined by one too many uses of deus ex machina to save the hero, and an ending that is no ending at all. If the author can learn not to plot himself into a corner the characters and action have real promise.
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Posted December 7, 2013
B&N¿s editor¿s statement ¿Introducing the unforgettable Jack
B&N’s editor’s statement “Introducing the unforgettable Jack Absolute” is incorrect. This is actually the third book in the “Jack Absolute” Series (Absolute Honor is the 1st and The Blooding of Jack Absolute is the 2nd). This story is an excellent historical adventure set in the American Revolution. The Characters in the book were very good as were the detail given on their views on the war and their society in general. The point of view of the story is that of a British/Canadian army officer during the Saratoga campaign. The story gives a very good portrayal of the British advance down from Canada into New York in 1777. Most Historical adventures I have read from this period are usually that of an American Patriot’s or a British soldier/sailor’s point of view. This story has a distinctly Canadian feel to it. Although still a crown subject, Jack no longer truly considers himself a member of “British Society” as illustrated by what happens to him in London in the beginning of the book. The book had more than its share of “deus ex machine” to get Jack out of trouble, which is ok in a swashbuckler as long as it isn’t over used. Unfortunately it is by the final scene of the book. The final scene felt especially forced, and unsatisfying. I especially disliked the death of one of the main characters in the final scene that were so interesting throughout the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted July 6, 2008
This was not a book I particularly wanted to read, but after reading the first few pages, I couldn't put it down. Truly one of the most remarkable books I have read...romance, espionage, adventure, all wrapped up in a well written story. I don't think I could have enjoyed it more.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 24, 2012
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