A Chronicle of Olde England
Edward M. Turner
To be released in October 2000
In the upcoming book, ROGUES TOGETHER, Edward Turner has delivered an electrifying story that will take you on an incredible adventure. His characters were vibrant and entertaining. I stayed up until three in the morning because I couldn't put this book down. By the second chapter I felt like I really knew the unforgettable cast of characters. You could tell the author had done extensive research into the lifestyles, dress, occupations and colloquialisms of merry old England. Although I'm not usually a fan of historical novels, this one was such fun, his characters engaging in one deviant stunt after another, that I ended up skipping meals so I wouldn't miss anything. I was on an emotional roller coaster as I joined in their antics.
Without giving away the story, I just want to rant at the author of this book who dared to let my favorite character get into such a jam. Ed, I think Herbert deserved better than what he got, especially after what happened to his mother in the hands of that power-hungry lecher. And how could you let Sir Robin lay rotting in that stinkhole for so long? Ed, you really crossed the line when you let her body (and you KNOW who I'm taking about!) hang on that makeshift cross. And to let her hang there naked in front of all those leering men--and her father!
Arthur is a cad! You know it and I know it-- so I won't even go there! You saw with your own eyes what he did to poor Cynthia! I know he was in immense pain, especially after what happened to his beloved Otto, but...
And get a load of those monks! Whoa! Some religious sanctuary that was! Your mind is demented, Ed.
Geoffrey is a sorry excuse for a gigolo, considering his cowardly behavior with Maggie! I don't care how big his, ahem, dagger was! He would NOT be welcome in my bedchamber! Thank God for Roger's 'dark nature' or else I know you would've let him do even more ghastly things, wouldn't you, Ed? That is NOT what we do in an altar room or with goddesses! Good God, Ed, you're a rogue! How could you let these characters get so out of hand? You're shameless!
Edward Turner is a brilliant author with a writing style that will awe you. His imagination is frightening, however. If you live anywhere near him, I would advise you move. If ROGUES TOGETHER is any indication of what we can expect in Ed's future books, none of us will be getting a wink of sleep.
Reader Rating (**** ½) 4 ½ stars!
Reviewed by: Sheryl Ellis
Author of THE BRONZE GOD
This report prepared by Sheryl Ellis