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The Chosen Man based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This is an interesting novel set during the Dutch Tulipmania of the Thirty Years War. J.G. Harlond's writing is superb. She avoids the overly-verbose stylings of many writers of historical fiction. The e-book edition of the novel is very good indeed. This reader recalls only one error, "Mcnab" instead of the correct "McNab". Thus none of the all-too-common sloppy e-book formatting here. So why only 4 stars from this reviewer? It has to do more with him than the book. The book's description from the publisher focuses primarily on Ludovico and from that description the book very much seemed to promise a swashbuckler in the style of Arturo Perez-Reverte's Captain Alatriste. Expecting this, this reader was quite surprised to find that the book is really about the barely-mentioned-in-the-description Alina and is a romance; not a bodice-ripping romance, but a romance nonetheless, and not a genre he leans toward in his reading. Another reader, who enjoys a romance with a strong historical setting, will find Harlond's The Chosen Man a 5 star read.