Peter Nicholas Farrell

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  • My Brother's Battle on Oct. 25, 2012
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    Excellent story, well written and good characterizations.
  • Ambrose, Prince of Wessex; Trader of Kiev. on Oct. 25, 2012
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    Very good series of stories. Brings a whole era to life without pages and pages of explanations
  • Altdorf (a novel of the Forest Knights) on Feb. 02, 2013
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    Excellent book. Good story set in a region not normally used by authors but well described. Has a certain resonance for British people of a certain age who can remember the old William Tell TV series. Looking forward to the rest of the series
  • Black Knights of the Hudson Book I: Shadow of the Flags on Feb. 06, 2013
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    Cracking story, well told, well written. Brings to life an era people outside of America can't appreciate. Characters are well formed, the relationships between them are fully explained. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
  • Ghost in the Machine on Feb. 12, 2013

    A cracking novel a good story well written, good characters. For a first novel it certainly ranks alongside some of the established authors I have read. My only reservation, common to most police thrillers, is the tensions between the police characters, bumptious boss, put upon rookie, lazy trainee all so common these days. A pet gripe of mine but it doesn't detract from the book.
  • The Heretic on Feb. 12, 2013

    Not my normal type of book but enjoyable none the less. I would probably classify it as pure escapism. It is perfect to fill in some time, no deep thinking required, no long, complex list of characters to remember. I hope to read the rest of the series soon.
  • Defenders of Valinthia on April 22, 2013

    Love this book and the sequel. Great characters, humour and a great story. Absolute fantasy, but totally enjoyable
  • Defenders of Valinthia on April 22, 2013

    Love this book and the sequel. Great characters, humour and a great story. Absolute fantasy, but totally enjoyable
  • Defenders of Valinthia on April 22, 2013

    Love this book and the sequel. Great characters, humour and a great story. Absolute fantasy, but totally enjoyable
  • Defenders of Valinthia on April 22, 2013
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    Love this book and the sequel. Great characters, humour and a great story. Absolute fantasy, but totally enjoyable
  • Dark Fires on April 25, 2013

    Excellent read. Good story, reflecting a dark period in the history of the Catholic Church, with well drawn characters. The Italian setting was a nice surprize
  • Black White and Shades of Greyy on May 09, 2013

    Loved this book. In many ways a simple story, well told and well written, but I found it strangely impossible to put down. Can't wait to continue the tale.
  • The Mindhunter on May 09, 2013

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Good story, well written, believable characters. I hope there will be more like it.
  • A Passing Curse on May 09, 2013

    Good read.
  • Immemorial on May 14, 2013
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    Unfortunately not a book I could get into. Too slow, too much detail without any real revelations. Needs to move along at a faster pace
  • The Grail of Sir Thomas on May 14, 2013

    Could be a great book but unfortunately the poor use of English ruins it.
  • The Rune House on May 14, 2013

    Excellent book.
  • Disappearance at Mount Sinai: A Pat O'Malley Steampunk Mystery on July 12, 2013

    Good story, interesting era for the setting. Like the characters and the insight into America at that time.
  • Invasion of the Ninja on July 12, 2013

    A good "fluff" book, but I couldn't take it too seriously. For me God, and Christianity, came into it far too often in what is basically a martial arts story
  • Wolf Spencer on July 12, 2013

    Liked it a lot, look forward to more stories in the series
  • Spear of Seth on July 12, 2013

    A good fantasy story. As the blurb says it is in the Indiana Jones mould. Easy to read and keeps the narrative going at a good pace
  • Bliss Out on July 12, 2013

    Fair read, an interesting story but has been done better in other books. I agree with Patterson, personal political feelings shouldn't come through in the writing. some of the plot turns seem to be taken more for expediency than narrative reasons
  • Rolling Thunder on July 12, 2013

    Loved it. A great story,with believable characters, that helps nail the lies and propaganda of the Vietnam War. Men asked to comply with orders that are politically driven, not military, made worse by the incompetence of some of those in command. I would recommend this book to all those who think the military is the answer to everything
  • The Starry Message on July 12, 2013

    I liked the book, the plot and the characters but it was spoiled somewhat by the academic manner everything is explained. Possibly the authors background taking over but I would have preferred the explanations between adults to be more free and easy
  • The Silurian Book One The Fox and The Bear on July 12, 2013

    Absolutely brilliant. As good as Cornwell's "Warlords" series. Excellent writing, well crafted stories that make it hard to put them down.
  • Chronicles of Revenge - The Beginning on July 27, 2013

    Absolutely brilliant book. No criticism at all of any aspect of it. Believable characters well drawn, excellent narrative style keeps the reader involved. Can't wait for the sequel(s). one of the best books I have read.
  • Kings Pinnacle on July 27, 2013

    Loved it. Great story, well told and the historical aspects were well presented. I have read a lot of Scottish history and this book ranks alongside the best of them. I only hope it is the start of a series exploring the lives of the characters.
  • The Dark Side Of Glory on July 27, 2013

    An excellent book, written by an author who obviously knows what he is talking about. Brings to life what is known, in Britain, as the "Forgotten War", very relevant at this time as we remember the 60th Anniversary. The plot and the characters are well developed and make you want to know their stories. The military aspects are brilliantly presented, certainly on a par with other authors such as Coyle or Bond. Keep up the good work Mr McMahon.
  • The Sword in the Sea on July 27, 2013

    A good holiday read.
  • Huntsville: A Story of Post Civil War Texas on July 27, 2013

    Good book. Really enjoyed it, good plot.
  • The Montana Outlaws on July 27, 2013

    Thoroughly enjoyed it. So different to the the likes of Edson and L'Amour but keeps the interest going. good characters, good storyline.
  • Frozen Below on July 27, 2013

    Very good read. An unusual plot, Australia suffering a mini Ice Age, but told in such a manner it is hard to put down.
  • The Last Avro Arrow on Sep. 08, 2013

    Good book, maybe a touch simplistic but well written, good characters. A very enjoyable read
  • Culann, Celtic Warrior Monk on Sep. 08, 2013
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    Afraid I couldn't get into the book. A great plot idea, a warrior monk, but it read too much like a school text book. Far too many explanations for me.
  • The Trojan Towers on Sep. 08, 2013

    Cracking book. Great plot idea, well written characters and enough twists to keep you interested. Looking forward to more books from this author.
  • Tug River Murder on Sep. 08, 2013

    Thoroughly enjoyed it, interesting period in history, well written characters, good plot. Hope to read more by this author.
  • Chronicles of Revenge - The Beginning on Sep. 08, 2013

    One of the best books I have read this year. Extremely well written, great characters, well thought out plot. Can't wait for the story to continue.
  • Of Poisoned Minds on Sep. 15, 2013

    3 brilliant books, can't fault them at all. sincerely hope we will see many more from this author.
  • Noble Intentions: Season One on Sep. 17, 2013

    No faults, great read. can't wait for the sequels.
  • Paddy Nemesis on Oct. 12, 2013

    Great book
  • Sentinels: Forsaken Knight on Oct. 12, 2013

    Thoroughly enjoyed it. Love to see more by this author
  • One Department on Oct. 12, 2013

    My previous review wasn't completed. (Old age & stupidity) Modern authority seem to thing their employers (the public) exist to justify their existence. Police and fire services, council employees, health workers all look down on the public, we are there to enable them to earn a salary, it is not their job to serve us. The author has raised good points and presented his case well, only time will tell if it is fiction or prophecy.
  • The Locksmith's Dilemma on Oct. 30, 2013

    Thoroughly enjoyable book. Well written, strong characters, good plot.
  • West of Panama on Oct. 30, 2013

    Loved it. Great story well told, interesting characters. I like the way the author spends time allowing us to see how the characters developed. really looking forward to more of the same.
  • Death Comes in the Morning on Nov. 18, 2013
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    Thoroughly enjoyable. Looking forward to more from this author.
  • Winter Solstice Winter on Nov. 21, 2013

    Excellent book, stands up to comparison with Bernard Cornwell and his Warlord series. Good characters, good plot, will be very interested in how it all ends.
  • A Warrior's Redemption on Nov. 21, 2013

    A great story and one that I would be interested in following to its conclusion. My only criticism is the amount of religious propaganda in the story. I appreciate people have strongly held beliefs and religion does have a place in this story, but it is given far too much prominence for my liking. We all have our own beliefs, right or wrong, and people should not force their own interpretation on people.
  • Static on Jan. 25, 2014

    Excellent, good writing, strong characters, well thought plot.
  • The Queen's Blade VI - Lord Protector on Jan. 25, 2014

    Loved the whole series, from the prequel to this title. Well written, characters well formed and a plot that fairly rips along. My only criticism of the series is that too much time is spent on Conash's lack of emotion. I know it is central to his persona but I feel that in reality cracks would have appeared earlier. On the whole though, brilliant.
  • Punishing A Good Deed on Feb. 04, 2014

    Absolutely brilliant novel. One of the best I have read for some time, one can only hope the author can maintain such high standards. Can't wait to read more.
  • Daddy's Little Killer on Feb. 04, 2014

    Very good read, interesting plot, good characters. Looking forward to reading more.
  • Thunderwalker: The Place Between Worlds on Feb. 08, 2014

    I liked this book a lot, although I had misgivings at first. A good plot, good characters and a setting that is different. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
  • Silent Guns on March 02, 2014

    A brilliant book. An intriguing story, the use of a battleship, or rather a small part of a battleship, to achieve your aims is one I have not seen before. Bob Neir does it beautifully, well plotted, strong characters, well written. Looking forward to more from the author.
  • City of Rogues (Book I of the Kobalos trilogy) on April 01, 2014

    Ty Johnson has told a masterful tale in this trilogy. The plot is well developed holding your interest and the characters are well fleshed out, the combination making it hard to put the book down. Looking forward to more from this author.
  • Song of the Sword on April 01, 2014

    Fantasy is a rather new genre for me and on the whole I have thoroughly enjoyed most of those I have read. This novel ranks as one of the better ones, very enjoyable.
  • Valley of Sorrows on April 01, 2014

    Thoroughly enjoyed it, great book.
  • Chasing Rainbows on April 01, 2014

    I loved this book. Very well written, good, strong characters and a well crafted plot. Keep up the good work
  • The Mentor on April 01, 2014

    Brilliant book, I loved it. You could call the plot quirky but it certainly grips your interest.
  • Wanted (Leopold Blake Series) on April 24, 2014

    My first experience of this series of books and I loved it. What I would call an old-fashioned adventure. Great characters, great plot and the story fairly whizzes along. Will have to look for more of this author's work.
  • The Man Who Never Was on April 24, 2014

    Thoroughly enjoyed it. Interesting plot, well written.
  • Tommy and John on April 24, 2014

    A very well written story of a terrible time in Irish history and a cruel indictment of English politics of the time. I can't think of a single criticism and very much look forward to more of Mr. O'Neill's work.
  • McCullock's Gold on April 24, 2014

    Excellent novel. The characters are well written and drag you into their story.
  • Unlearning Berserk on April 24, 2014

    I have read all of Mr Telegdi's work and have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. I count his work as one of the many benefits of e-books, it is a treat to find another novel has been released. Long may he continue his good work.
  • Olympus Rises (Book One of the Code of War) on April 24, 2014

    Good book, interesting story well told. It certainly sets the scene for a series using the same characters. Look forward to more work by this author.
  • Dire Straits: A Trooper's Tale on April 24, 2014

    Cheating slightly by using this review to cover all of Mr Jackson's work. Thoroughly enjoyed all of his trooper series, fast paced, well written and keep you engaged all the time. Looking forward to many more.
  • Sword of the Gods: Agents of Ki on July 22, 2014

    As with all multi-instalment books I cheat and review a number of books in one go. This is the third instalment of this series that I have read and like the two previous books it is superb. The characters are well drawn and their place in the plot well explained. The plot ingeniously gives a new twist on the old good versus evil tale we have all grown up with. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader hooked and the shifts between locations and timelines works really well. I can't wait for the rest of the series, they are truly books you can't put down. I do however agree with a review of one of the other books that professional proof reading is preferable to friends "helping out". I make that comment whilst appreciating the time and effort of these authors who do not have major publishing houses behind them. Long may the author continue writing such marvellous books
  • Sword of the Gods: The Chosen One on July 22, 2014

    Excellent
  • Sword of the Gods: Prince of Tyre on July 22, 2014

    Series gets better
  • Soul Under the Mountain on Aug. 02, 2014

    Excellent series of books, good story, interesting characters. Plot moves along nicely, I like the quick change of locales. My only criticism is the amount of space devoted to discussions concerning gods and religion, forms of government and ideas of social equality. I accept the author may well have his own views on these matters but I feel they take up too much space in the books.
  • Those Years Without on Aug. 16, 2014

    Excellent book, thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • 15 Stones on Sep. 20, 2014

    I have read and reviewed books by this author before. The only comment I can make is that I only have to see his name and I know I am in for a real treat. One of the best authors on Smashwords
  • DI Matt Barnes 1 - A Reason To Kill on Sep. 25, 2014

    Excellent book, believable characters, good plot
  • By Blood Spilt- Steele's Dien Bien Phu. on Nov. 26, 2014

    Excellent story, well written. Interesting plot, strong characters. Looking forward for more of the same.