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Patriot’s Point by Douglas Boren
Happy 4th of July everyone! The Review Board here with a special Truth on the Side segment on Patriot’s Point by Douglas Boren. Without delay, here is Mini Truth.
I’ve been a fan of Mr. Boren’s books for a little over a year now. I’ve read most of them and none of them have ranked lower than a 4 on the ‘Reading Richter Scale’ for me. Mr. Boren is a fantastic Historical Fiction writer, and Patriot’s Point showcases his talent at an amazing level.
What I love so much about Mr. Boren’s writing is that he meticulously weaves fiction with fact in such a way that by the end of his stories you find yourself thinking, “There is no way that this didn’t actually happen.”
Let’s get to the premise of Patriot’s Point.
Premise: Patriot’s Point is the story of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. More specifically, it’s about the men that fought that war. Even more in depth, it’s about Trey Alexander, the son of Rafe Alexander from A Pirate’s Revenge, and his involvement in said occurrences.
Added to the above plot are both fictional characters like Trey’s best friend Jody, his wife and family and many more. Among those you’ll find nonfictional characters such as General Cornwallis, President George Washington, and a few more.
Disclaimer: Just like with most of Mr. Boren’s works, this book is not for the faint of heart. You’ll find blood and gore, and even some sex. Please do not dive into this book if you are not willing to take part in that type of action.
If said things do not bother you, than by all means, pick it up!
I will not get to wrapped up into the plot of the story as I’m trying to steer away from spoilers, so now I’ll just get into the bulk of my review.
Following are the Pros and Cons.
I’ll start with the Cons, as they are so very few. Two at best.
Side Note: Please understand that theses BY NO MEANS DETERRED from my enjoyment of the story.
1. This is more of a technical con. There are some formatting mistakes inside of the paper back. There is few blank pages in between chapters, as well as some lines that went askew a bit.
2. As it pertains to the sex scenes, I felt as though they were a little dry and unemotional. They were not altogether believable.
That’s it for that.
On to the Pros. There are much more of these. 🙂
1. The story is well written, intelligible and believable. This is exactly how a historical fiction should be written.
2. The characters are well developed and interesting.
3. Each scene was executed well and made you feel like you were there and part of the action.
4. The research that went into this book is evident in the description of persons, places and things. Every description was accurate and properly explained.
5. The story transports you to another time and place and captures your imagination in such a way that you feel like you were there during the war and lived each happenstance.
6. The syntax was almost flawless. There were maybe a few instances, at best, where a punctuation was missing was used incorrectly. However, this can only be seen by the trained eye.
7. My personal favorite was how each chapter started with a quote or verse from an actual historical figure. Moreover, I loved that each quote fit the chapter perfectly.
8. Scene separations were implemented and helped A LOT in keeping track of what was happening with who and where.
9. I absolutely LOVED to see the return of Rafe Alexander, albeit briefly.
Verdict: 10 out of 10 TRB Stars
Overall, Patriot’s Point is an excellent read and I highly recommend it to lovers of historical fiction. As always, Mr. Boren did not let me down. Kudos!
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