We gave it a C
In Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s The Sun Over Breda, swashbuckling Zorro wannabe Capt. Diego Alatriste and his wide-eyed teenage aide, Oñigo, join the Spanish Army for the 17th-century siege of Breda.
Knifings in the throat and chest.
Pérez-Reverte plods through the Spaniards’ battles with all the excitement of a History Channel special, tossing in standard-issue whizzing musket balls and uninspired dialogue (”A man knows when the end has come. That man knew”). C