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Maria Watt

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Inconclusive

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-2020

I was a bit disappointed with this sequel to Tidelands on several accounts (spoiler alert): The story is spread over two locations which are are barely related and neither storyline has a proper resolution. This means the book is inconclusive and appears as a set-up for a further story, which I don’t find very satisfying. Tidelands had a proper ending in itself whilst this story doesn’t. However the narrator does an excellent job as usual.

Brings history to life

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-2020

As a Londonphile, I loved the story. The history of London is very well researched and brought to life. However I was annoyed by the author’s need to give detailed anatomical descriptions of all the female characters every time a new one was introduced: do we need to know what every woman’s breasts are like? I think the author needs to consider his female readers a little more. Also the narrator was not able to produce women’s voices well at all. Every woman was given hoarse whisper. However I prefer this narrator generally to all the others in the series.