- The Samurai Code
- Steven Moore
- June 6, 2017
- Kenneth Bryant
- A Hiram Kane Novella, Book 2
This story starts off a bit slow. It wasn’t nearly as enjoyable as the first book because it’s mostly just action. It lacks the backstory or compelling characters of the first book. It also lacks any logic.
The first book was in some remote village with corrupt officials who had been paid off by the mafia. While that’s similarly the case here, much of the plot of this novella could have been avoided or made simpler. While there wouldn’t be any story, in that case, a story that’s total nonsense is no better in my opinion.
What I did like about this story were the ups and downs, and the twists during the plot. It kept things interesting as everything could change at a moment’s notice. The combat scenes were also just as satisfying.
The narrator does an excellent job of narrating and bringing the novella to life. I find it strange he narrated in his own voice, then spoke in a British accent when the character actually talks though.
NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.