The Shoemaker's Son

Rated 4.29/5 based on 7 reviews
++ A short story ++

1807. As a young boy, Brogan O'Malley encounters the strange and enigmatic Darcy, on the streets of Edinburgh. Ten years pass and Brogan, now a petty thief, meets her once again and is surprised to see she has not aged one day. More

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Words: 14,220
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465921482
About Gayle Ramage

Living in Scottish lowlands. Wish I could grow my own TARDIS.

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Review by: Madame Diotte on May 26, 2012 :
An interesting enough read. I think the next novel in the series has some potential. Looking forward to see how Brogan's character will develop in the next book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Ranae Rose on May 15, 2012 :
An entertaining read, I stayed up way too late because I didn't want to put it down. I really liked Brogan and was pleased with the happy ending (well, even better really, seems more like the beginning of another story) he was given.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: roadway2000 on Dec. 03, 2011 :
"The book told a good story. the story line had a lot of details that did'nt seem filled out and kind of jumped around a bit. All in all it was a very interesting story line, but if felt a bit abrubt, however, that said, it got my hope up for the next book as it had very good description of characters and made you want more."
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lisa Ruff on Dec. 02, 2011 : (no rating)
I loved this short story The Shoemaker's Son written by Gayle Ramage. I am anxious to read other books of hers! It was so good I wished it was a longer book!
Lisa Ruff
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: justmax on Dec. 01, 2011 :
This short story was great fun to read. If this prequel is any indication, author Gayle Ramage's new Assassination series is gonna be a doozy. I'm definitely adding it to my TBR pile.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Georgeanna B. on Nov. 27, 2011 :
Loved this!!! Darcy is a delight. The two prequels have more than roped me in--I can't wait for the novel to come out! I don't want to add any spoilers, but I sure hope there's a good dental plan in Brogan's future ;-))
Truly, truly looking forward to 'A Head For Assassination' by Gayle Ramage--and anything else she writes.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Tammy Brown on Nov. 25, 2011 : (no rating)
I very much enjoyed The Shoemaker's Son and can't wait for the next installment. A fast exhilarating read that leaves you yearning for more. Time travel is a fascinating theory that does make you wonder "if I could change the past, would I, and how would it affect my own future?". Definitely a book worth reading.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Brooke Johnson on Nov. 18, 2011 :
“The Shoemaker’s Son” is the second prequel short for Gayle’s soon to be released debut novel A Head for Assassination. I’ve been wary of reading indie authors in the past (I know, hypocrite), but I’m glad that I set that prejudice aside. It honestly isn’t fair to anyone.

“The Shoemaker’s Son” did not disappoint (though I wanted to keep reading!). Gayle’s writing is fantastic, and the characters are colorful, especially Darcy, who is clearly out of her element in early nineteenth century Edinburgh with her very unladylike behavior and language.

The prequels are meant to provide a little bit of backstory for A Head for Assassination (which is about British time-travelling assassins!), and Gayle does a good job of enticing the reader to want to read more. I definitely want to know what happens next, and I’ll be buying A Head for Assassination when it comes out next year.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Element 12 Ltd on Oct. 27, 2011 :
I really enjoyed the first prequel to Gayle's soon to be released debut novel, and wondered where she would take me next. Everywhere is the answer!
This story jumps through timelines and shows the effects on a man's life, right from when he was very young, of even the briefest of meetings with the a stranger.
Another fantastic story. Will there be another prequel? Or do we get the novel next! (either would be good!)
I want more...
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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