First review of The Adventures of Sir Edric

thaddeus6th

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In a week, Sir Edric gallops triumphantly, and drunkenly, back onto the page. The first of several reviews has been released, and it's quite enthusiastic. I'll just post a few snippets below.

The rating was "I'm obsessed", which is rather nice :)

"Heroism happens only when he [Sir Edric] needs to save himself or the wine. He is far from perfect and he does not strive to be perfect. However, despite all these flaws, you can’t help but root for him. Dog as well. The two play off each other perfectly. Dog has morales, but is unwavering in his service to Edric, and often does most of the fighting and saving."

"So overall, if you’re looking for humor, an unwholesome character, and a great adventure, I highly recommend this book."

Review of The Adventures of Sir Edric by Thaddeus White
 

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arrrrgggggghhhhhhh what is it with white on black sites??? Sure they look all nice..... for about 39 seconds then they just start sending my eyes all funny :mad::mad::mad:

as an aside Sir E's Temple not available on Amazon?
 

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arrrrgggggghhhhhhh what is it with white on black sites??? Sure they look all nice..... for about 39 seconds then they just start sending my eyes all funny
Mine too. In case it's of interest, I asked my optician why this might be, when friends who are older than I am don't seem to be affected by it. She couldn't answer, so she referred me to the hospital and I had two hours of tests for all kinds of things. Their conclusion was that I just happened to be more sensitive to that kind of contrast. So it seems to be nothing to worry about (if you even were worried). Damned annoying though.
 

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More stupid than "blackboards" are pale grey text on white. Unreadable. There is a minimum size text (depending on screen and viewing distance etc) for "Blackboard" text to work as well as black text on white.

On Firefox select Zoom Text Only and do Ctrl + till your eyes are happy!


It will be, comes out 31 March
Best wishes on all releases, everywhere.
 

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Ok I've finally read Sir Ed and I quite enjoyed it ;)

I few thoughts occured to me though - throughout the whole story I had 4 people in mind (Jeeves & Wooster, Blackadder & Baldrick). Sir Ed really is a total prick - but there is something about him that is, despite that, quite enjoyable. As a modern human he would be quite repulsive, as a medieval era character maybe less so, cares deeply for his horses and (though he'd likely cut off his own cullions rather than admit it) Dog. Is he a more psychotic version of Terry Thomas?
 

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Huzzah!

That is almost exactly what I was hoping to achieve. A near total swine who is, perversely, still enjoyable.

Although it was more complicated to write this way, I did want to have a shift from the classic idiot servant/sly master (or the reverse) set-up. It's quite nice that several reviewers have praised the Sir Edric-Dog relationship, which (given Dog's the only other permanent character) is rather important.

Edited extra bit: incidentally, on-topic, here's another lovely review:
Jo Michaels Blog: Book Review - The Adventures of Sir Edric - Volume One

Currently on 9 reviews each on the US/UK Amazon websites.
 
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