The Radiant Warrior

The Radiant Warrior
Conrad Stargard #3
Leo Frankowski
Fantasy
1 Star
DTB, 281 Pages

Conrad is now ready to start building his army.

I think Frankowski writes complete and utter trash and this book doesn’t do a thing to change my mind.

And yet here I am, having read 3 books into the series. I am disturbed at that 🙂

The High Tech Knight

The High Tech Knight
Conrad Stargard #2
Leo Frankowski
Fantasy
2 Stars
DTB, 247 Pages

Conrad kills a bunch of knights who had a group of children slaves. This gets him in hot water and he has to fight a duel with a champion, the very knight he had a run in with when he got to Old Poland back in the first book. Frankowski is an idiot. Conrad still has the right to bed women, but Frankowski portrays it as ok with Conrad’s lover, because “Fair’s fair”. Just continues to show his sexism and engineering genes. And yet it is still a fun read once your eyes stop rolling.

I think all the ideas and thoughts of this series can be described by the following: [paraphrase]
“2 virgins a night? That was just asking too much from a man. Maybe one a week”

Frankowski is a sexist engineer who probably has never gotten laid, hence the focus on nubile young women who throw themselves at the main character and the pages upon pages of detail about the wonderful inventions Conrad has created in Old World Poland.

That being said, once you’re done rolling your eyes, skipping pages of boring mechanical detail and generally wondering what the author was thinking, this is a passable book. Enough to pass the time at lunchtime for a week or so. Not worth a reread and I’m not even sure I’ll be reading anymore. but don’t hold me to that…

Crosstime Engineer

Crosstime Engineer
Conrad Stargard # 1
Leo Frankowski
SF
2 Stars
Epub, 231 Pages

Oh man. What a train wreck. The author was a true engineer. He is obsessed with sex [probably because he wasn’t ever getting any] and discussing in excruciatingly detail every modern wonder Conrad the character wants.
I work with engineers, so this made me laugh, because it is just how an engineer would write a piece of fiction. Of course, it is sad also, given how pathetic this story was.

what a joke. A polish engineer is transported back in time to around 1200 in Poland. He sets out to make a difference. You can tell this was written by an engineer. Sex was second to the explanations of how each improvement Conrad wanted worked. I skipped pages at a time when stuff got technical. Not worth anyone’s money.

And finally, Frankowski is a pedophile. I think that is pretty obvious from the story too [any one think 14 is ok? I sure hope not!]