My Way to Canossa is a collection of novelle's that all have a historical slant. Each story is suppose to have a connection to a historical event called the Walk to Canossa. However, the stories are more like a mixture of moden life with historical overtones with a lot of historical technobable thrown in at times.
The writing structure is good. The words flow well most of the time. There is no glaring grammar or spelling errors. The story structure is not as great. It was not obvious to me when a story ended and another began. Until, I realized that the chapter headings just were longer. The stories did not really have a great conclusion. They just seemed to end.
The characters themselves are varied. You are able to discern the differences between all the characters, even when there is a large cast interacting at one time. Although, I cannot say that any of the characters were really of much interest to me.
If you are an avid history buff then you may enjoy this collection of fictionalized stories. However, I have a feeling that they way the events are warped in each story would cause a true history buff to cringe. Having only the vegest sence of what is really going on, I just felt like I was always missing something.
Overall, this is not a bad collection. The story plots could use some fine tuning, but the writing and characters are fairly solid.
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