The Hawk - Monica McCarty

 

Maybe it's my love of pirates, but I considered The Hawk to be preferable over The Chief. The basic story was more exciting and the banter was enjoyable. I also just happen to love sea stories so that probably boosted this book for me.

I still suffered through battle strategy and logistics of the time that bored me to tears. The repeated use of names, though historically acurate, was annoying. Was she talking about Christina the cousin, sister or mere mention of some Christina in some court? Who knows, my eyes cross while reading all the variations and duplications.

Overall, I couldn't help but love Ellie. She was smart (love that!) and less than perfect (love that!). I thought she and Eric were a good match and fun to read about.