Eric Flint & David Drake, Fortune’s Stroke

Posted February 26, 2011 by Kathy Davie in

Fortune's Stroke (Belisarius, #4)Fortune’s Stroke by Eric Flint
Series: Belisarius, 4
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fourth in the historical, military, sci-fi series, Belisarius, the general fights a mountain campaign against the best the Malwas have—Rana Sanga, a Rajput king, and Lord Damodara. Brilliant as he is, even Belisairus discovers he has a lot to learn although he does ccreate a whole new fighting force simply through honor.

Sneaky tactics and some scary losses will keep you on the edge of your seat. I’m just dying for the next in the series, Tide of Victory

Unexpectedly funny, Belisarius is an intriguing mix of the past and the future with strongly-written characters ranging from truly good to truly evil with all the shades of gray in between. The histories raised tempt me to read more in-depth of the non-fiction of the Indian kingdoms as well as the Byzantine court of Theodora and Justinian.

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