February 13 - 17, 2016
Edward Guernsey-Crock became such an important character that several reviewers mention him in their Reviews of The Legends of the Winged Scarab series. (Alas, as time and the series progress, the delightful Edward turns a lot less ‘charming’ and increasingly villainous; I enjoyed writing about him. I guess, even good girls become fascinated with bad boys.)
From The Nile Conspiracy (Book 5):
"Not only has Borg published four [five] full length books, there is a novella that enlightens us about one of the main protagonists, Edward. I haven’t read it yet, but I did buy it, for it seems key to grappling with this vital character."
"Borg's narrative is eloquent, witty and stylish; her characters are memorable and there is a great balance between ironic detachment and powerful dramatic involvement."
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"Borg takes her characters and story to different types of adventures and genres."
From The Crystal Curse (Book 4):
"Are there other books by this author that might also be helpful? An intriguing novella, Edward, Con Extraordinaire, Stories of Deceit nicely deals with one of the main characters and, due to its brevity, provides a nice relief."
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"A few characters [Edward] from the previous books also make an appearance here to add to Jonathan and Naunet's discomfort."
From After the Cataclysm (Book 3):
"Borg's characters all grow in this book, some in ways more pleasant than others." [Oh, yeah. Edward is becoming slimier by the day.]
From Sirocco, Storm over Land and Sea (Book 2):
"Edward convinces Naunet to join him for lunch and the adventure begins... He and Karakurt have taken two of the tablets. They need Naunet to clear and translate them. She is kidnapped."
*Several Reviewers could see Edward played by David Niven ("at his most cheeky"); In a movie-version (don't I wish) I see my Brit dashingly portrayed by a younger Charles Dance (as in White Mischief, or Pasquale's Island). What do you think?