Review: The Ways of the World

Reissue June 2nd: The Ways of the World by Robert Goddard

***3/5 stars- liked it

As great powers construct a fragile peace following The Great War, ace British pilot James ‘Max’ Maxted  investigates the mysterious death of his diplomat father in Paris, and soon finds himself in the middle of a dangerous spy game.

Recommended readers:

  • Fans of historical fiction
  • fans of historical mystery
  • fans of Maisie Dobbs
  • and readers of WWI-era fiction

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 3/5 characters
  • 3/5 plot
  • 3/5 overall


The first of a promising new trilogy from Robert Goddard, The Ways of the World blends historical fiction and mystery against the backdrop of postwar Paris and London.  It’s quite a history lesson in its own right, but neither does it skip out on the adventure– an adventure complete with spies, a sidekick, peril, suspense, and a girl (because hey, there’s always a girl.) it was a good setup for the rest of the series, which I have a feeling just gets better and better.

The Ways of the World is available on Amazon

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