Once again, science and history meet in an intriguing and beautiful fashion. The new characters are very well thought and fit beautifully the story, whilst the usual characters keep evolving and showing a side of them still unknown.
The adventure is first class, as always.
Really interesting, actually. I started reading it out of boredom and for lack of other books, but I don't regret it a tiny bit.
Differently from usual, the historical facts here are REAL (and that just shows you how much reality sometimes is more unbelievable than fantasy) and I enjoyed how the author was able to fit his plot into that, with some brilliant twists.
Actually, he couldn't let out some clichés, like the main hero and the heroine fallin in love, another character redeeming himself and suddenly growing up and understanding the importance of love and family. Very Americanish, if you can understand what I mean.
But I enjoyed his writing style, how he could mix science, history and his own story without being boring. The charcaters had strong personalities, even if a bit stereotyped, and he seemed to focus more on details and description instead of the people intereacting in the book. I don't know it this is because this book is one of a serie, so I maybe missed some information put in the other books, but after reading another book from him, I'm pretty sure this is just how he writes.
And I appreciated him even more in English, understanding once more how a translation can change an author's style.
Anyway, this is surely a good book to read to enjoy yourself during a trip....Continua