Heart Ally Books (August 15, 2011)
This author has been mentored by Diana Gabaldon and done her teacher proud. The book has also been compared to Gabaldon’s work and while I see some similarities, Comrades, stands on it’s own as a unique work which any truly creative piece should.
It took a while before I was fully enticed by this book, I felt the beginning built up slowly and there are a few other things I could quibble with as far as technicalities go. In general however, once I got into this book the characters and storyline grabbed me just as Morleyna made herself indispensable to Evan through her skills in various areas despite being brought to his keep as a bargaining piece rather than a guest.
For anyone who has read Gabaldon’s Outlander series this is a must read however do not expect Jamie and Claire reincarnated. Morleyna and Evan are a completely different story altogether, the style is somewhat reminiscent of Gabaldon and the setting though a different era is within the Celtic and Gaelic lands as with much of the Outlander plot. Beyond those minor points of comparison Williams and Gabaldon remain two very distinctive but talented writers as it should be.(ISBN#9780983513308, 464pp, $2.99 e-book)
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