Sunday, January 25, 2015

Book Review of -- The Ghosts of the Past by Laurel A Rockefeller

Book Review of -- The Ghosts of the Past by Laurel A Rockefeller

Overall star rating -- 3

About the book:
Medieval music, English country dancing, detailed world building, and interactive content only begin to describe "The Ghosts of the Past," book two of the Peers of Beinan medieval science fiction series. Three generations after the "Great Succession Crisis" transformed the life of Princess Anlei, terrorism plagues Beinan as healing centers across the planet are targeted by unknown assailants. After Lord Elendir loses both his healer parents to two separate bombings, the haunted knight begs Crown Prince Kendric for permission to investigate so can he find peace at last. But finding the answers he needs will not be easy -- or safe -- in this murder-mystery spanning four generations. Will Elendir find the truth before everyone he loves dies? 

Book creation ratings:
Overall total --  22 out of a possible 30
-- Story & characters -- 7
-- Cover & title -- 7
-- Editing -- 8
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review:
-1- The first half of the story is very choppy and jumps in time and places enough to be confusing about when in time and where on the planet the events are taking place.

-2- The last 3rd of the book flows wonderfully, that it was hard to put it down.

-3- This book is heavy on lust, adultery, rape, and drugs used for enticing sex.

-4- The editing was really well done only a few wrong words but not as many as in the first book of the series.

-5- The ending left one wanting the last book of the series to be out already.
Reader Recommendations
Genre – Scifi/ romance
Age recommendations – 18+
Sex content rating – almost wild- lots of drug induced sex, lust, adultery, and sex.
Violence rating – There is some but not very descriptive about it or lots of it.

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