i read 22 books/shorts this month. These four were my favorites:
War God by Graham Hancock. A very good historical fiction of Cortez' invasion of Mexico.
Curses & Confetti by Jenny Schwartz. a fun steampunk set in Australia.
The Darwath Trilogy by Barbara Hambly. My new Favorite Fantasy Series.
A Chronetic Memory by Kim K. O'Hara.. A time travel thriller. Another one of my new favorites.
the rest of them fell into the two-and-a-half to three-and-half range.
This historical fiction set in 14th century Wales, could have been a four-star read with a better editor, or an author who heeded her editor, whichever applies. It was a good story weighed down by annoying tendencies.