2023 Book Review: The Shroud

The Shroud by George Bachman

A Fantasy, 2022 by Sublime, 398 Pages 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • Wordy, often unnecessarily so. I don’t mind beautiful language and poetic descriptions but this was often a bit much. 
  • Underlining. I could not figure out WHY certain words, phrases, or paragraphs were underlined. They weren’t linked in my ebook (I checked). They were sometimes for emphasis and sometimes in place of italics, I think. But I have to admit it pulled me out of the story. 
  • There’s a lot of distractions from the main storyline going on. It’s a lot to focus on and it does bog down the story.

What I Did Like:

  • The setting in relation to the time period is upheld well. The language is appropriate for the time and there’s never a break from that time. 
  • The fantasy element is an interesting addition to the story. It gives it a little something extra.
  • There are moments here that remind me of DaVinci Code, which is cool. 

Who Should Read This One:

  • Readers who enjoy well researched historical fiction that dedicates itself to period accuracy. 

My Rating: 3 stars

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