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Preston Fleming was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He left home at age fourteen to accept a scholarship at a New England boarding school and went on to a liberal arts college in the Midwest. After earning an MBA, he managed a non-profit organization in New York before joining the U.S. Foreign Service and serving in U.S. Embassies around the Middle East for nearly a decade. Later he studied at an Ivy League law school and since then pursued a career in law and business. Preston lives in Boston with his wife and two children. He has written five novels.
on March 03, 2013 :
This is the second book in a series and anyone wanting to read this should make sure they've started at the beginning before picking up Star Chamber Brotherhood. I can only assume that not reading the first book is what kept me somewhat outside of the story as it went along. The writing was all right, though at times was annoyingly repetitive, and the characters were good enough, I just didn't cling to them the way I would in other books with this type of plot.
The future that was put out for the characters was a very interesting concept of negotiating what once was and what has become the new law of the land. The concept of throwing out history because it wasn't relevant to the current way of life was both heartbreaking and intriguing at the same time. The difference between what we know as life and what the characters have had to accept as a part of life seemed well thought out. I would have liked to have known a little bit more about what happened before this book, which is why I highly suggest starting at the first part of the series.
I offered to read this book in exchange for a review and I think I really should have started with the previous story so that I could get used to the author's writing style in a more natural way. I can't say that I plan to read the first book, however. This one just didn't cling to me enough to bring in interest.
Note: Though this book was a free gift from the author, the content of my review was in no way influenced by the gifting. The book speaks for itself and my review would have been worded just this way even if I'd gone out and bought it. I also give bonus points for Text To Speech enabling on Kindle format.... but that also wasn't a factor in the above review.
(reviewed long after purchase)