Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
Adrian P.’s The Knight on Armoured Steed is book four in The Silent Assassin series, a book that is set in the future, featuring very compelling characters and a sophisticated plot line. Meet two powerful warriors, Audi Prabian and Jane Drake, poised to take down a formidable adversary. The war between the Crowned Confederacy of Mankind’s Army and the Gleicherde has had devastating results for the Crowned Confederacy, costing them the lives of hundreds of thousands of soldiers, thanks to the ruse and the superior leadership of Marten Gunther Vogel. Can Audi Prabian and Jane Drake help the Crowned Confederacy to destroy Marten Gunther Vogel, or could they be in for another nasty surprise?
This is an action packed sci-fi novel with interesting themes — advanced colonialism, political intrigue, and the art of war, love and romance — masterfully integrated into the plot. Adrian P. combines great prose with insightful writing to create a story that is as exciting as it is delightful. The characters are rock-solid, well-crafted with enough background to get the reader interested in them. I enjoyed the conflict and how it is developed, from the psychological tensions the characters experience to the physical combat that punctuates the entire narrative; the reader is carried along on a whirlwind and thrust into a setting that is exciting to explore. This is one of the books I read straight throughout the night and whose characters follow me as I go about the different activities of my day. The Knight on Armoured Steed is so gripping that the characters will stick with readers for a while.