“You sneaked into Sea Gate Fortress and carried off its Empress and you don’t have a plan?”
This book is the 4th in the series and having not read the previous books, I was a little concerned that I might be lost. But it didn’t take long to realize The Redoubt could stand on its own. The story line is unique in that the king’s sons – one who prefers to wear women’s clothing and the other a wanna-be priest who is convinced his father has darkness in his heart – are something of a headache for the king...and pretty much the entire kingdom.
The pace of the story moves somewhat slower than what I normally read, with the main character not meeting his ‘empress in need of rescue’ until the last 30 percent of the book. There is a lot of what anime fans would call filler. It is interesting and entertaining filler, albeit I did feel that it took away from the momentum of the story.
The dialogue was well written with plenty of humorous and ‘creative’ name calling. The final duel between the hero and villain was hilarious, once I understood it. The Redoubt paints an interesting world where some of the quietest characters are the most powerful.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1908 KB
- Print Length: 323 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 097782456X
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Mike Byrnes and Associates, Inc. (5 February 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01AIAJJKS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 4 customer ratings