Review from OnlineBookClub.org
I absolutely enjoyed reading this book. The writing was very compelling and it got me hooked from the very first sentence. It had the perfect balance between historical facts and fiction. The story was very interesting and the historical facts were not overwhelming. Instead, they complimented it really well. Something else that I appreciated in the writing was the number of descriptive details of the characters and scenes. The author goes over the details in a very measured way and very specific moments. It makes me appreciate them even more. Not overly tiring and leaves some space for the imagination. There were a lot of different characters but all were very well introduced and sporadically throughout the chapters and storyline.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read good fiction enriched by historical facts without the second overpowering the first one, and loves to follow a story with a plot replete with many interesting characters.