For a change I thought I'd try some one sentence reviews:
- "Destiny In The Desert" reads really well indeed and provides a very interesting counterpoint to traditional military history accounts and complements Moorehouse's trilogy perfectly. 9/10.
- "Marlborough" takes awhile to get going but once attuned to Holmes' style it's easy to imagine him speaking to you and the book picks up pace. 7/10.
- "Constantinople" is a relaxed narrative account of the siege and the key personalities plus it provides an insight into the importance of the new weapons employed by the Turks and how their logistics shaped the siege. 8/10.