My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Come on people, a trend downward from the first three books (on goodreads)? This is the best so far!!!
Who couldn’t love the scene where the mongol ambassador comes and asks for the young Duke to bow down, and to show how feirce they are, seveal of the mongols cut their own throats. Conrad asks if another would do it, and another, and the mongol ambassador gets mad, asking what he is tryign to do. Conrad’s reply is that if he can get them all to cut their down damn throats, he’s got nothing to worry about. And then, Krystyana duels one naked, playing with her prey before dispatching him.
That leads into the horse “race” as Conrad escorts them away on Anna and a group of others mounted on “Big People”.
And then everything ends in a glorious battle on the rivers as they try to keep the mongols out of Poland. I guess there is something about fighting a losing battle that appeals to me. The few versus the many against horrible odds.
Overall, if you like cheesy sci fi this is a great book for you.
And best of all, Baen finally fixed the MOBI issue so I was able to get it onto my kindle.