Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnights, A Mysterious Princess, And Sundry Magical Persons Besides...
Kit isn't the most suspecting type, even when his Master keeps away all night and strange tales about highwaymen are going around. He should probably have given this more thought, as how else could his master afford to gamble this much? When his Master is mortally wounded one night, Kit - by accident - takes on a new identity: as a highwayman.
This was a book completely different from what I expected, even though in the end, it was all in title. The first few chapters started very interesting but gave hardly a good impression of what the rest of the book was going to be. As soon as Kit actually assumes the role of highwayman the book became strange. In more ways than one. Kit isn't so much highwaymanning than he his taking care of the princess. The side characters are a strange bunch of 'Sundry Magical Persons' but they never get any real depth. As for the princess, I didn't feel any connection either.
Once again I want to make a side note; I was easily distracted while reading. This could be because of the book, but might also be because of the stress I had for upcoming exams. However, I found it quite easy to put the book down. I did see it had potential, but I think I just didn't really like the way the story decided to go. I'm however curious to read another book by Ben Tripp.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!