on March 03, 2011 :
With the same kind of interesting perspective, Bridge at War entertains the reader with the existence of two worlds living side by side with each other.
The prequel to New Bridge to Lyndesfarne is well written and an interesting read, although the same jumping from past to present and back again in the telling still kept me from really falling into the story line. Bridge at War does this with a little more subtlety and ease than the first book, and it certainly makes more sense when it happens. I also think that character development is better in this book than the last.
My biggest qualm with this book is the ease at which people from our world accept everything they're told without question or surprise when it comes to the magic world of Lyndesfarne. There seems to be no awe or wonder or questionning...not even a joke about the main character's name 'Bram Stoker'. This left me a little disappointed as I think my first reaction to anything magical that was just revealed to me would be one of excitement and curiosity. It think this could be developed a little more.
Over-all, I enjoyed this book just as much as the first, however it wasn't quite as well edited. This doesn't really detract from the story and the mistakes are occasional and can be over-looked fairly easily.
I will be looking for more from this author
(review of free book)