Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2017
This is one of the finest anthologies I have read. Indeed, it is one of the finest military novels I have read in years.
The concept of an object, a sword in this case, as a subject to hang a series of short stories from is not new, but the coherence and quality of this work makes the theme work beautifully. It can be read as a novel, and that is quite remarkable.
The quality of the authors represented here is hard to touch, and they deliver. Each story is interesting, many are genuinely wrenching, and all are superbly written.