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Free download The Black Chamber S.M. Stirling Þ 5 review Free download The Black Chamber æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The first novel in a brand new alternate history series where Teddy Roosevelt is president for a second time right before WWI breaks out and on his side is the Black Chamber a secret spy network watching America's back1916 The Great War rages overseas and the whole of Europe Africa and western Asia is falling to the Central P. I won this book in a goodreads drawingAn alternative history set in a world where Theodore Roosevelt won the election of 1912 The conditions to bring on World war One are in motion and TR has inaugurated a proto CIA to stop such shenanigansThe heroine of the story Luz O Malley Arostegui is a personal friend to TR and the only female member of the spy group The Black Chamber She goes on assignment and from there you basically get a Modesty Blaize novel only without WillyPretty decent Wild Storm you basically get a Modesty Blaize novel only without WillyPretty decent

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Free download The Black Chamber S.M. Stirling Þ 5 review Free download The Black Chamber æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Med Imperial Sword She'll need every skill at her disposal to get him to trust her and lead her deep into enemy territory In the mountains of Saxony concealed from allied eyes the German Reich's plans for keeping the US from entering the conflict are revealed the deployment of a new diabolical weapon upon the shores of Americ. When this book came across my desk for review I was stoked I don t read a ton of alternative history but this one sounded so so so good that I was eager to read it without uestionI sounded like alternative history mixed with some espionage and sci fi so how could I pass I couldn tOK so now I remember why I don t read alternative history Having a masters in history makes alternative history hard Like really hard to read I kept getting confused why was this happening No that s not what happened I would scream in my head I literally kept reminding myself that this was a fictionalized account of history essentially it was fakehistoryAdmittedly it took me a long long long time to read this book mostly because I struggled with my own inner voice telling me that this wasn t how things happened I couldn t just let my mind go and let the story happenHow much of my own personal bias and struggles got factored into this review uite a bit if I am being honest If I take out my own personal struggles with the historical piece then I would say that this book was rather uniue I thought that Stirling did a great job writing a creative and memorable story for his readers The premise of the story itself was really detailed and well thought out Luz was my favorite character She wasn t your typical heroine and I really respected Stirling for creating this different and vibrant characterThis book is described by some readers as a James Bond ish style novel and I would agree that this book had a lot of similarities with the infamous spy Sophisticated action packed and primarily driven by main characters rather than supporting characters And I would completely agree with this Stirling puts his energy into the main characters and I loved thatSo where does that leave me If I was going on my own personal struggles I would say 2 stars but if I am looking at it from an objective perspective I liked the writing and thought the story was full of creativity and strong characters so I would say based on writing a 4 star rating But I had to average them out and settled on 3 stars for this oneThis book is truly aimed at fans of alternative history if you like that sort of thing then you will probably love this book If you are me and like history to be or less the same then you might want to pass on this one Though if you don t have a huge understanding of WWI then you might not even care about alternative historySee my full review here Beitr�ge Zur Kenntnis Der �ltesten Epoche Neupersischer Poesie your typical heroine and I really respected Stirling for creating this different and vibrant characterThis book is described by some readers as a James Bond ish style novel and I would agree that this book had a lot of similarities with the infamous spy Sophisticated action packed and primarily driven by main characters rather than supporting characters And I would completely agree with this Stirling puts his energy into the main characters and I loved thatSo where does that leave me If I was going on my own personal struggles I would say 2 stars but if I am looking at it from an objective perspective I liked the writing and thought the story was full of creativity and strong characters so I would say based on writing a 4 star rating But I had to average them out and settled on 3 stars for this oneThis book is truly aimed at fans of alternative history if Slam Book Fever Sweet Valley High #48 you like that sort of thing then If You Give a Mouse an iPhone you will probably love this book If El roto you are me and like history to be or less the same then Mapp and Lucia you might want to pass on this one Though if Ablak zsiráf Képes gyermeklexikon you don t have a huge understanding of WWI then Simply Drums you might not even care about alternative historySee my full review here

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Free download The Black Chamber S.M. Stirling Þ 5 review Free download The Black Chamber æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Owers To win a war that must be won Teddy Roosevelt once again the American president turns to his top secret Black Chamber organization and its cunning and deadly spy Luz O'Malley Aróstegui On a transatlantic airship voyage Luz poses as an anti American Mexican revolutionary to get close very close to a German agent code na. There s common advice from librarians and others that if you reach page 50 in a book and don t love it you should set it aside and move on I stuck with this book for than three times that amount and I don t love it I think I could have loved it but as it is I don tThe author can from a technical view spelling punctuation syntax etc write However I think he s out of his comfort zone in this book There s a story buried in the pages somewhere but it takes so much effort to try to find it It s clear that the author knows stuff and he wants to share it all of it The story is told by the character of Luz a young intelligence agent in 1916 She s on a mission to learn about what s happening in Germany during WWI She gets herself into some touchy situations but having joined with German officer Horst both romantically and on official duty she manages to wiggle out of them That sounds good right But Luz is constantly musing about unrelated things philosophy history food weather combat techniues castle building womens fashion piano uality violin uality music composers Electrical Experimenter Magazine the cost of things in 1916 It s exhausting reading These constant non seuiturs create so much distraction that the story gets lost in the muddleThis is one of a very few books I haven t finished in many years and I might have stuck with this one until the end if it wasn t taking such a toll on my patience I want to yell Get to the point already But it never does Here s a sample from about page 150 Luz her German cohorts German high military commanders and another woman are invited to witness a horrific event where hundreds of prisoners are killed in front of their eyes Afterwards the women retire to their room They don t mention what they ve just witnessed despite the fact that it made the one woman violently sick to her stomach Instead they conveniently have a piano and violin in their room so they begin to play a duet or two I can see that they might do that to take their minds off of the terrible thing they just saw but all along Luz s musings wander all over the place from topic to topic none of which have anything to do with what has or will happen or the fact that they are likely in danger I understand that the author wants to show what a well educated and smart young woman Luz is but as I said it s distracting At the same time Luz who s undercover reveals her real identity and purpose to this woman she s just met in a German colonel s office and knows little to nothing about It seems very unrealisticAlso while the summary for this book says In an alternative 1912 President Taft suddenly dies and Teddy Roosevelt wastes no time in grabbing power as he wins another term as presidentSo far all I ve seen of Teddy Roosevelt is in the prologue a mere seven pages Luz mentions him from time to time but as far as I can tell with than 40% read this book really doesn t seem to involve himOne big suggestion if you re going to tackle this book is to know your WWI era history backward and forwards If not you ll be lost Also be prepared for some shocks like Hawaii already being the forty ninth state with discussion of how it s possible that the Philippines andor Puerto Rico could soon become states too There s no explanation about how Hawaii came to be a state at that time or when exactly it did Also be prepared to find yourself in the midst of a lot of Spanish words and phrases with no attempt at helping you understand their meaning I spent a lot of time on my phone looking up translations as I read along This too makes it hard to follow whatever story there is Later in the book the Spanish seems to ease off a little In it s place there are German phrases but for these explanations are worked in I never understand why authors think it s a good idea to dump a lot of foreign language into a book written in English without any attempt to assist the reader in understanding the meaning Also I found the long chapter headings confusing What do the little capital B s in parenthesis mean Why was it necessary to write them in two languages I can only hope that some of this was corrected in final editingI find that each time I reach for the book I hesitate to pick it up I willfully start looking for something anything else to do instead of reading further For me that s a strong sign that I should move on Maybe I ll come back and finish this story at some point but it won t be soon There are so many good books out there that are rewarding to read I just can t justify wasting time reading something that feels like punishmentI appreciate having won an ARC of this book through a Goodreads giveaway but I just can t force myself to read any further


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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Black Chamber] Posted to the Literary Lawyer A Great Example of Indulgent Writing 2 Stars My first experience with SM Stirling may very well be my last If you are looking for a novel in which you get to experience the author’s fantasies and have the privilege of the author explaining to your the MANY topics he researched to write the book this might be the book for you Synopsis Ignore the canned synopses you will find scattered acros

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Black Chamber] Stirling delivers a well written tale as usual but that’s all I can say about it His painstaking descriptions of minutae in both apparel and weaponry seemed to drag interminably I found myself skipping entire pages just to get to the end of an interlude whose outcome wasn’t in uestion If there’s another volume in t

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Black Chamber] It's an interesting premise but I kept expecting the main character to think a little deeply about the events in the story and the world around her The idea of a US remade by Teddy Roosevelt and other progressives of his time is fascinating but the fact that the story never really interrogates the less attractive aspects of it like eugenics and Prohibition left my historian self deeply disturbed At times the pa

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    Free download The Black Chamber Read & Download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Þ S.M. Stirling S.M. Stirling Þ 5 review A lot of build up with little payoff The break point of Teddy Roosevelt redux is a good one but using it as a jumping off point to jump start a leftist paradise is a step to far for believability the hyper sexualized lead is trying way to hard to be Jayne Bond the female paramour is utterly ridiculously naive fo

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  • Paperback
  • 388
  • The Black Chamber
  • S.M. Stirling
  • English
  • 09 October 2020
  • 9780399586231