"Burden of a Soldier" by J.B. Rice

Discuss the May 2015 book of the month, Holding Fire.
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Re: "Burden of a Soldier" by J.B. Rice

Post by TangledinText » 09 Sep 2015, 08:05

The stories time frame caught be off guard after having the themes up to that point remaining similar. They were almost believable present time story lines then a medieval; fantasy based with a little more bloody description was thrown in where I wasn’t ready for it. The switch in story time lines made me uneasy, but the plot slowly gained my interest then fell flat and left me confused at the end. I was excited thinking how they could twist and maybe Romulus who always asked for help with his revenge after and was denied maybe was asking for the revenge on the revenger (basically for the guy to kill himself), I thought that would have been a fun direction but in all I was disappointed in the places of this story in the book and the plot all together. This was my least favorite.

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Post by CzechTigg » 23 Jan 2016, 07:48

I'd echo comments about the ending. Did almost want a sad ending, as people in the old times rarely had the easiest lives. A well characterised piece overall, that stands out from the other stories due to its genre.

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Post by Naval Aulakh » 09 Jul 2017, 04:57

No doubt that this was a unique story and it was good as well but too could not relate with it.
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