Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sebastian's Way: The Pathfinder by George Steger

*Received for an honest opinion from Historical Fiction Virtual Tour and the author. 

I’ve been incredibly lucky to read so many excellent books lately and “Sebastian’s Way” by George Steger was no exception.  I loved many different elements of this book. One, I thought the author wrote beautifully.  I usually don’t comment on the writing style or technique of an author because I am not a writer.  I always look at a book from a reader’s perspective and give my viewpoint from that perspective.  However, this author really weaved a beautiful tale about this young man that becomes a soldier during Charlemagne’s time.  I think the last time I read about Charlemagne was when I was in fourth grade so much of the information was very new to me.  Steger made it easy to get lost in this world of bitter battles and Sebastian’s coming of age.  It was very easy to love Sebastian and empathize for his struggles as he tries to prove himself.  I thought the author presented a very diverse point of view.  He explained how the conquests and fighting affected everyone, he made Sebastian a hero but still fallible. There are many action scenes but they were entertaining, intriguing and informative.  I’m embarrassed to say that much of the history regarding the Frankish-Saxon wars was new for me but it flowed easily with the story so it did not feel overwhelming.  It was easy to become enraptured in the story and to root for this hero as he proved himself and fought many difficult battles for his king.  If you’re looking for adventure, struggle and coming of age with the backdrop of history, you can’t go wrong with this wonderful story. 

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