A review by sbnich
Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird


The story, a fictionalized portrayal of a freed slave joining the US Army as a man in the Buffalo Soldiers, was nimble and compelling. At the same time, the overall narrative fell flat. Many of the scenes were bloated with minor details, and the major themes - betrayal, incompetence, and loss, got lost in minutiae.

Worth a read, but a lack of deep substance left unexamined, keeps it from being brilliant.