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08/08/2002 Entry: "Sherwood Smith's CROWN DUEL & COURT DUEL"

I read CROWN DUEL and COURT DUEL by Sherwood Smith last week and really enjoyed the pair. It's hard work writing a heroine who is naive without being stupid, but Smith manages it very well.

My only quibble, strangely enough, is that I wished the books had been written for an adult audience... that way the political intrigue could have been more fleshed out, and more made of the sexual tension in the second book. Really, when the hero is a direct descendant of characters like Lymond and Lord Peter Wimsey, it seems a shame not to take full advantage of him.--Danielle

Read our earlier comments about CROWN DUEL and COURT DUEL. Note: the new paperback edition of CROWN DUEL (available at Amazon) contains both CROWN and COURT DUEL plus a short story.

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