Review: Caleb Crain on Paul Kerschen

There are many ways for a historical novel to go wrong. Voice, for example. It’s hard for a writer to feel his way into the diction and sentence structure of another era, and it’s easy for a reader to hear when a writer hasn’t read enough to be able to: characters sound either jaunty but anachronistic, or authentically antique but dead. Overexplanation …

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