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Elswyth Thane

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Post by Michy » Wed July 28th, 2010, 3:59 am

I just finished Riders of the Wind. I liked it ok -- for me it was a good book but not a great one, a solid 3 stars. It's completely different from Dawn's Early Light. I don't want to say too much, in case anyone else decides to read it and wants to go into it blind like I did. So I'll just say it is an adventure/romance, leaning more towards adventure. It is about two people on a quest for an ancient jewel-encrusted robe. It starts out in London, goes to north Africa, and then on to the temple of an ancient goddess at some uncertain, remote location in the mountains of Central Asia. The main characters experience many near-misses and escapes out of seemingly impossible situations.

The biggest drawback for me was that the writing, although good, was a bit dated. If you've read anything written in the 1920s (except for The Great Gatsby which is absolutely timeless) then you'll know what I mean. It isn't too bad -- I think it is still definitely readable -- but some of the slang, especially, makes it feel definitely 1920s.

The book has a sequel which I will probably read one of these days. I've included more information (but no spoilers) in my review (in case you're interested).

P.S. I'm adding my reviews for both Dawn's Early Light and Riders of the Wind to this forum.
Last edited by Michy on Wed July 28th, 2010, 3:30 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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