Top critical review
Don’t waste your time or money on this book!
Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2021
This book was horrible on so many levels. First of all, it wasn’t entertaining. No humor, no light-hearted scenes. Most of the scenes and dialogue comprise the characters arguing, fighting and shouting at each other. How unappealing. The author went on ad nauseum about archery explanations and mathematical equations to be an exceptionally accurate archer, as well as an excessive amount of time spent on maps and the heroine’s supposed desire to spend her life in mapmaking. I doubt very seriously global warming and ice melting from glaciers was written about to the extent this author makes it appear in the early 1800s. Again, the focus on archery tips & maps was excessive and too much like reading a history book. I love history but this was downright boring. One of the side characters, Adeline, seemed to have more written about her than the main character, Theodora. Her excessively bratty character spoiled the book in my opinion. On top of that, the characters were so awfully portrayed as out of control, extremely arrogant or dictatorial that it was hard to embrace or like any of them. The story plodded along from one odious scene to another. There is no way I will recommend this book, nor will I ever read anything else by this author. Don’t waste your time.