This story suffers from novella-itis. The premise is interesting, but the development suffers due to the story length. Too many scenes are wrapped up quickly or happen off page. And the last chapter reads more like an epilogue that wraps everything up in an easy and shiny bow. Is it bad? No. It was a fairly enjoyable read. But it wasn’t as good as it could have been.
Devon is a soldier suffering gravely from his service at the battle of Waterloo. The fighting tore him up, both physically and emotionally. [Read more…]