The Path to Redemption

The Path to Redemption

by Steven J. Smith

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ISBN-13: 9783710302060
Publisher: united p.c. Verlag
Publication date: 08/30/2013
Pages: 510
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.03(d)

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The Path to Redemption 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have just finished your book. Great read, the characters and place in history really was superb. The historical detail and plot excellent. What a gory period and sadly it could read today as it did over 1000 years ago. Has much changed? A very talented author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A truly fantastic novel. Favorite book of the year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Steven J. Smith outdid himself with this brilliantly written historical masterpiece! The solid characters draw you in and have your emotions on a string as you are sucked into this world of turmoil and action. From the first page I was hooked and couldn't stop reading - I had to know what happened next. I am solidly on watch for more from this very talented author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel is a thought provoking story of epic proportions with everything from political intrigue, sweeping descriptive prose, historical attention to detail, bloody battles, religious mania and holy war. The central character of James Rose is a triumph of an 'ordinary' man plunged into chaos and how he deals with the changing and desperate world he finds himself in. The only bad thing about this book was that it ended and I would love a sequel to be written now! Fantastic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent novel, filled with adventure and edge of your seat excitement, filled with realistic characters who show real emotion to the reader. The central character is a huge character and one I would like to read about again and hopefully a sequel is in the offing?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fantastic novel, with an amazing leading character who is both believable and emotional - hardly a hero but capable of heroic deeds when needs must. The story line itself is tremendous, keeping me interested throughout the novel. Loved the historical references and the detail and description was tangible, I created the images in my head with ease thanks to the superlative style of writing. I count myself now as a Steven J Smith fan and look forward to more works by him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this! Initially hesitant, this being my first taste of historical fiction, I was quickly captivated. The rich seam of reference and detail which ran through every page, served to bring clarity to the main characters, painting them as warm, complex and very relatable. So endearing was the central figure, James Rose, who’s company on this journey I did so enjoy. I very much look forward to more from Mr Smith.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book - a really exciting page turner of thrills and danger. The central character; James Rose is a conflicted man, intent on 'doing the right thing' - but at what cost? It truly is a path to redemption for him and the other assorted characters with him. I do not usually read historical fiction but this is a book everyone can enjoy no matter what age or sex. I urge all readers to give it a go on nook trial first - you will buy it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great story with amazing depth of characterization, fantastic historical setting and a blood thirsty storyline to match! A fantastic read for all lovers of this genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This really is a thrilling story set during the Crusades and takes place mainly in the cities of Acre and Damascus. The unlikely 'hero' is James Rose and he unwittingly sets off a whole series of bloody adventures which tie in perfectly with historical accuracy of the era. In the novel, we meet colourful characters to love, to hate and to empathise with. This book is more than just a historical fiction novel and deserves a wider audience than those that enjoy this genre. There is real emotive writing in here and at various times I found myself laughing out loud whilst at other times, I felt real sadness at the harsh brutality of the Middle Ages. I enjoyed this book and will certainly look for more stories from this very talented author. From the first page, you are drawn into the web of political intrigue, religious fervour and mystical prophecy. Handling the solid cast of characters easily, the author leads you through a fantastic page turner of a story; exciting sword fights, dramatic conversations, thought provoking prose - it is all there within The Path To Redemption. The plot and characters were believable and you really do find yourself rooting for the central character and his companions as they seek out their individual paths to redemption. The writing is evocative and the descriptions of Medieval life and the harsh reality of the time all add to the book being a really, really worthwhile read. I urge any reader who enjoys a good story with interesting multi dimensional characters and a fantastic writing style to but this book. My favourite novel of the year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have now read this book and could not put it down, reading about 100 pages a day – it is completely absorbing – the characters are multi-dimensional, the storyline is gripping and the note to detail with regards to the historical setting is incredible. This author (and I believe from his website that it is his first novel) is very talented and I hope to read more books from him in the near future..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A truly fantastic adventure story - the setting and historical background is amazing and the characters are so true to life, it captivates you to read on - I finished this novel in a week and its over 500 pages long!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an exhilarating read of adventure, suspense, drama and religious and political fervor. It really is a magnificent story from page 1 until the very end. I am hopeful of a sequel or maybe part 1 of a trilogy - I really would like to see James & Aisha & Alessio back together for more escapades during the Crusades. Historical information is so accurate with a beautiful style of writing which captures the mood of this time to perfection. A really, really, really good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great novel with a fantastic story line and brilliant characters - well worth a read for all lovers of historical fiction and those who just like good stories. Would have been a 5 star but some slight editing issues were noticeable - am sure will be put right after a reprint by the publisher. A great book though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fantastic debut novel by this English writer - you are taken away in this excellent adventure from page 1 directly into the Medieval world of the Crusades. An epic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book, could not put this down - enthralling from cover to cover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This really is a tremendous novel, exciting with breathtaking battle scenes and sweeping vistas of dramatic prose set against the rumble of holy war. James Rose is a fantastic leading man; complex and flawed, just the way all the best leading men should be. I cannot believe this is this authors first novel!
RichardUnderhill1 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic novel. I thoroughly enjoyed this story set in the crusades; am hoping for a sequel!
MikeG12 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic historical novel; great story line with a layered plot and intense characterization.
KellyRush12 More than 1 year ago
Loved the main character of this book; 'James Rose' is a complex, flawed, brooding figure; most unlike the hero knights you generally find in historical fiction. He has a depth of character that makes the reader root for him even tho he can certainly make bad decisions. Ably supported by the charming 'Alessio', loyal 'Aisha' and my personal favorite 'Thomas Holdingham' this story is a must read!
KimMason1 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic historical fiction novel. The characters are believable, the setting is amazing, the story line is in depth and the style of writing is so awesome. Was not sure I would like a historical fiction book but it was passed to me by my husband who enjoyed it. I have to say I enjoyed it much more - superb book - buy it now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a truly exceptional historical novel; there is a depth to the characters that you rarely get in this genre and the historical accuracy is amazing; you really are transported back in time to the Crusades. The story is an adventure from start to finish and is really a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic novel, truly exhilarating adventure from start to finish.
AdamYates01 More than 1 year ago
A really good novel; great depth of knowledge shown about the historical period, some fantastic action scenes, seriously great characters and almost a 5 star rating but I never give a 5 star rating as for that it has to be  a masterpiece. A really strong historical fiction novel  however and a must read for the lovers of the genre.