Peter Nicholas Farrell

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  • My Brother's Battle on Oct. 25, 2012
    (no rating)
    Excellent story, well written and good characterizations.
  • Ambrose, Prince of Wessex; Trader of Kiev. on Oct. 25, 2012
    (no rating)
    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
    (no rating)
    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
    (no rating)
    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
    star star star star star
    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
    star star star
    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
    star star star star
    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
    star star star star
    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
    star star star star
    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
    (no rating)
    Love this book and the sequel. Great characters, humour and a great story. Absolute fantasy, but totally enjoyable
  • Dark Fires on April 25, 2013
    star star star star
    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
  • Hexenkrieg on April 25, 2013
    (no rating)
    Unfortunately not a book I could get into. Possibly a good story but I found it too hard to concentrate. It hints at things to come but no revelations or clues to keep you engaged.
  • Black White and Shades of Greyy on May 09, 2013
    star star star star
    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.
  • An Angel for Father on May 09, 2013
    star star
    Good story, well told.
  • The Mindhunter on May 09, 2013
    star star star star star
    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
    star star star
    Good read.
  • Immemorial on May 14, 2013
    (no rating)
    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
    star star
    Could be a great book but unfortunately the poor use of English ruins it.
  • An Angel for Father on May 14, 2013
    star star star
    Not a bad book, relevant for modern times with the current crop of historical sex abuse claims. Characters were interesting and well fleshed out.
  • The Rune House on May 14, 2013
    star star star star star
    Excellent book.
  • Disappearance at Mount Sinai: A Pat O'Malley Steampunk Mystery on July 12, 2013
    star star star
    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
    star star
    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
    star star star star
    Liked it a lot, look forward to more stories in the series
  • Spear of Seth on July 12, 2013
    star star star star
    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
    star star star
    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
    star star star star star
    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
    star star star
    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
    star star star star star
    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
    star star star star star
    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
    star star star star star
    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 Sword in the Sea on July 27, 2013
    star star
    A good holiday read.
  • Huntsville: A Story of Post Civil War Texas on July 27, 2013
    star star star star
    Good book. Really enjoyed it, good plot.
  • The Montana Outlaws on July 27, 2013
    star star star star star
    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
    star star star star
    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
    star star star
    Good book, maybe a touch simplistic but well written, good characters. A very enjoyable read
  • Culann, Celtic Warrior Monk on Sep. 08, 2013
    (no rating)
    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.
  • Tug River Murder on Sep. 08, 2013
    star star star star
    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
    star star star star star
    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
    star star star star star
    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
    star star star star star
    No faults, great read. can't wait for the sequels.
  • Paddy Nemesis on Oct. 12, 2013
    star star star star
    Great book
  • Sentinels: Forsaken Knight on Oct. 12, 2013
    star star star star
    Thoroughly enjoyed it. Love to see more by this author
  • One Department on Oct. 12, 2013
    star star star star star
    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
    star star star star star
    Thoroughly enjoyable book. Well written, strong characters, good plot.
  • West of Panama on Oct. 30, 2013
    star star star star star
    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
    (no rating)
    Thoroughly enjoyable. Looking forward to more from this author.
  • Winter Solstice Winter on Nov. 21, 2013
    star star star star star
    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
    star star star
    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
    star star star star
    Excellent, good writing, strong characters, well thought plot.
  • The Queen's Blade VI - Lord Protector on Jan. 25, 2014
    star star star star star
    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
    star star star star star
    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
    star star star star
    Very good read, interesting plot, good characters. Looking forward to reading more.
  • Thunderwalker: The Place Between Worlds on Feb. 08, 2014
    star star star star star
    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
    star star star star star
    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
    star star star star star
    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
    star star star star
    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
    star star star star star
    Thoroughly enjoyed it, great book.
  • Chasing Rainbows on April 01, 2014
    star star star star star
    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
    star star star star star
    Brilliant book, I loved it. You could call the plot quirky but it certainly grips your interest.