I received a free kindle edition of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed this one. I took some pages to get used to the old English names but once I did the story really flowed. The writing is wonderfully evocative, you easily imagine the scene as it’s described so perfectly – it really shows how much research the author has done.There’s a perfect balance between the detail and the story however so it flows well unlike for example Ken Follett (I love him too but he can be a bit slow going)
The degree of realism inevitably means that there is some detail of violence and rape that the reader may find disturbing.
The other great feature of this story is that the principle characters are multi faceted, with the capacity to perform acts of both bravery and depravity.
I’m already looking forward to book two of what promises to be a great, historic saga.