Jan 20, 12
Read from January 16 to 19, 2012
I quite enjoyed the beginning of the book. I like non-romance history. First sex scene, my enthusiasm waned. Fourteen gory battles later, I jumped a couple thousand Kindle markers forward. I could barely finish.
I was disappointed. I think the gratuitous sex was unnecessary. How the historically heck do you know how randy the Scottish ladies were? That took away from the historical accuracy for me. The gory battles were probably more historically accurate, but too many of them. How about just a couple of representative blood baths and let it go at that? Besides, they were being far too harsh on the horses. I'd think the Scots would want to preserve the war horses, so would be a bit more careful about gutting them all the time.
I'm being too harsh myself. The writing is good (a bit sloppy in editing toward the end) but just a couple of things put me off.
There will be many of you who will like the book as is. Pay no attention to the woman behind the curtain.