The White Horse King by Merkle, a review

The White Horse King by Benjamin Merkle is an intriguing story of King Alfred the Great. The story of Alfred the Great holds it own however it seems Merkle had a hard time keeping to the story or the focus of the story. It seemed Merkle occasionally lost sight of storytelling. I enjoyed the facts but he had a hard time transitioning between the facts and the story. I think he could better integrate the story and the facts to smooth out his storytelling. Maybe for his next book he could write a purely fiction book to develop his transitioning and staying on focus. Overall the book was good and I stayed captivated with the a few low points mentioned above and would recommend this book for those who enjoyed historical accounts that do not read as a history textbook.


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