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This is written so poorly, I almost didn t finish it which is saying something for me I hate not finishing a book so I powered through, hoping that it would get better It never did Daniel R Hopkins seemed obsessed with ending each chapter with a cliff hanger It was frustrating to see the plot bent to suit this story telling technique The main character seemed downright stupid because he couldn t put obvious clues together because he needed to have a dramatic realization at the end of the c This is written so poorly, I almost didn t finish it which is saying something for me I hate not finishing a book so I powered through, hoping that it would get better It never did Daniel R Hopkins seemed obsessed with ending each chapter with a cliff hanger It was frustrating to see the plot bent to suit this story telling technique The main character seemed downright stupid because he couldn t put obvious clues together because he needed to have a dramatic realization at the end of the chapter This book is in desperate need of a good editor Characters used modern language like legit and it was way too long I think an editor could help it quite a bit This book was provided to me through a Goodreads giveaway Thank you to Daniel R Hopkins, the publisher, and Goodreads for giving me the opportunity to read it This is my honest review No compensation was given I won this book as a giveaway on GR I was thrilled to get into this book after reading the summary I m somebody who will give a book a fair shake but I also believe life is too short to feel like getting through a book is a chore I spend too much time in my professional life reading literature that can be tedious Anyway, when I read for fun I want to escape and get swept away in a good story I got about 31% through, picked up another story I read in two days, and tried to revisit this after I won this book as a giveaway on GR I was thrilled to get into this book after reading the summary I m somebody who will give a book a fair shake but I also believe life is too short to feel like getting through a book is a chore I spend too much time in my professional life reading literature that can be tedious Anyway, when I read for fun I want to escape and get swept away in a good story I got about 31% through, picked up another story I read in two days, and tried to revisit this afterwards I just couldn t The plot hadn t grabbed methan 1 4 of the way in to keep me interested There were a few aspects that caught my interest girl devil, mysterious marks that slowly reveal themselves, and time traveling Hell, I even love history But the portion I read feltlike I ve got a secret you don t know and won t know for a while And was continuously reminded of it instead of letting things unfold It feltlike being taunted and I wasn t a fan Thrilling, exciting with great, accurate historical facts Just the right touch of romance and surreal Every chapter ends with a cliff hanger Excellent grammar as a plus Great for young adults and adults I am over 60, and I loved it. Good book.I would like to start by saying that I knew next to nothing of the history of the 13th century so this book had me quite confused I found it so muchreadable after I spent about an hour researching the places around Jerusalem and names of the real historic people Also read up on the time period between the 8th and 9th Crusade It helped immensely in getting the most enjoyment out of this book Overall, I gave this book 4stars At times I felt I couldn t follow some of the tho Good book.I would like to start by saying that I knew next to nothing of the history of the 13th century so this book had me quite confused I found it so muchreadable after I spent about an hour researching the places around Jerusalem and names of the real historic people Also read up on the time period between the 8th and 9th Crusade It helped immensely in getting the most enjoyment out of this book Overall, I gave this book 4stars At times I felt I couldn t follow some of the thoughts and ideas the author had the main character thinking or saying, only to find the gist of it in the next paragraph or two But the plot is unique and enjoyable and the world building is great as well Will definitely read the second book when it comes out I won this book on Goodreads Kindle version for an honest review.A well written book with compelling characters and realistic scenery, this author takes you on an unexpected journey A fast paced read with plenty of action and intense situations this story will keep you engaged until the very last page. I received this from a Goodreads giveaway and I thank you for that The title and cover first drew me in enough to want to read it even though I m not partial to ebooks, I was excited for this one It s definitely for those who appreciate history as there was a lot of it and I absolutely enjoyed all of it This book had cliffhangers at the end of every chapter and that kept me wantingand on top of that it continually left you in the dark, only to build upandquestions There is s I received this from a Goodreads giveaway and I thank you for that The title and cover first drew me in enough to want to read it even though I m not partial to ebooks, I was excited for this one It s definitely for those who appreciate history as there was a lot of it and I absolutely enjoyed all of it This book had cliffhangers at the end of every chapter and that kept me wantingand on top of that it continually left you in the dark, only to build upandquestions There is some romance but I chalk it up to a vulnerable 16 year old who has been alone most his life and the first person who shows some vested interest and does her best to look out for him is definitely enough to stir up some feelings of love I don t believe it took away from the story at all, I loved the many layers and the constantly changing pull towards different sides Can t wait to seein the future |E-PUB ☫ Hohenstaufen: Mark of the Beast ♀ Arjen Staufen is sixteen when he drowns on a crabber boat in the Bering Sea Instead of going to heaven or hell, he wakes up on the other side of the world almost eight hundred years back in time It s the Holy Land, ADThe Crusader knights are making their last stand The unclaimed throne of Jerusalem is their only hope But things get complicated when a dangerous girl only Arjen can see or hear deliberately corrupts history by putting him on this throne Arjen s mission to discover who he is and why he s here quickly becomes one of survival as his reign places the fate of the whole world in his sinful hands Caught in a dark love triangle between a kind hearted nun and a demoness from hell, Arjen must choose between his destiny and his soul even if he s already lost both Great ReadA fantastic story from beginning to end The book flows seamlessly from one chapter to the next I found myself rooting for Arjen throughout Excited to read the next book in the series Thank you to the author and Goodreads Giveaways for providing me with a copy of this book.Unfortunately, this book did not sit well with me I very rarely leave books unfinished I do my best to finish them If I get annoyed with a book, I will swap it out with another one and try to come back to it with a fresher perspective Still, when I tried that with this book, it did not get any easier to read There are several issues, but my main one is concerning the characterization of the protagoni Thank you to the author and Goodreads Giveaways for providing me with a copy of this book.Unfortunately, this book did not sit well with me I very rarely leave books unfinished I do my best to finish them If I get annoyed with a book, I will swap it out with another one and try to come back to it with a fresher perspective Still, when I tried that with this book, it did not get any easier to read There are several issues, but my main one is concerning the characterization of the protagonists and the writing style.Now, I love history, and the medieval period is one I know well and love dearly That is what first prompted me to find this book, since it covers the Holy Roman Empire a subject on which I had recently completed a course I was excited to see how Hopkins would treat this time period, and particularly in light of the conflicts between the Hospitaller and Templar orders Perhaps it getsdetailed and complex further on in the book, but my experience reading the first quarter of it was mostly that Arjen the main character was an insufferable too stupid to live type At the start of the book, he is working on his uncle s boat in the Bering Strait and claims he has no respectable qualities in himself, generally feels like a disappointment, etc Typical for a main character and certainly not a foreign feeling to many readers Yet, once the time shift happens, rather than growing acclimated to the environs and growing into himself as a person, he spends most of the time pining over his angelic savior, Anarkyra He keeps wondering whether or not she really likes him, and starts to fall in love with the first person to show him a bit of affection actually, the first two people I suppose I really, really wanted to like this book, but a character like Arjen makes it incredibly difficult.Moreover, the writing style of the book was littered with modern cliches and turns of phrase It isn t bad per se in a historical fiction novel, but it did nothing to ameliorate the already poor situation of the story The style also felt quite juvenile our main character is a teenager, and a rather immature one, but it felt that the author did little to make the stylepalatable to people older than the character Perhaps the style needed a bitmaturity in that case I imagine this might not be too bad of a read for a younger audience If the characters werecompelling and perhaps able to stand on their own two feet and the storyengaging, I would have liked to readof this As it stands however, I cannot say I enjoyed this book.Did not finish 25% I won this as an ARC through a Goodreads giveaway Opinions are my own.I have to say that I was really looking forward to reading this because the plot sounded very interesting, but I ultimately found the book to be a huge disappointment I was determined to finish it and made it to at least half way through before I finally decided the struggle wasn t worth it This may actually be the first book I chose to not finish What made reading this most difficult for me were the inconsistencies in the I won this as an ARC through a Goodreads giveaway Opinions are my own.I have to say that I was really looking forward to reading this because the plot sounded very interesting, but I ultimately found the book to be a huge disappointment I was determined to finish it and made it to at least half way through before I finally decided the struggle wasn t worth it This may actually be the first book I chose to not finish What made reading this most difficult for me were the inconsistencies in the writing and plot Examples, unfortunately, abound On one page, information would be revealed to the main character that made for a significant revelation, only to have the main character somehow not react and instead come to that exact conclusion a chapter or so later The reader is then subjected to several pages of the main character spiraling about this new information I couldn t empathize While at some points the writing is simple, at others, unnecessarily complex words are used, seemingly for show.Altogether, it wasn t worth it to me to continue reading Others may still enjoy it, but this one wasn t for me