Well, here I am continuing the reviews of my own books that I’ve read for the first time in about a year. I just finished reading The Voyage of the Minotaur a couple of weeks ago. If I were to write the book today, I would start the story in a completely different way. It’s way to slow getting started. However, after you get past chapter five, it really takes off.
I’m really proud of my characters and their dialog, especially between the upper class and the servants. I wrote this long before I ever had a chance to watch Downton Abbey, but now that I have, I’m still really happy. Among the main characters are three aristocratic siblings, the Dechantagnes and three of their servants.
I think the action was pretty good. I’ve received some criticism that the pace is too fast near the end, but that was what I was going for. I was intentionally mimicking the pacing of some military sic-fi books that have a long build up and then BAM BAM BAM!, at the end. I still think it works.