I have to tell you that this was a very enjoyable read. I loved the way the author weaved the events together in little snippets, giving me a full view of the story through different character’s eyes. I loved and hated the characters, which is a good thing. Each was portrayed in such a way that it brought those love/hate feelings out about them and made me either cheer for them or want them destroyed. I do have to admit, however, that when certain characters were killed off in the book, I was not happy. I wanted them to find happiness and live the life they hoped for. But as the story progressed I realized that their deaths were necessary in order for the bad guys to get what they deserved and for the real “happily ever after” ending to materialize. It isn’t often that the ending of a book brings tears to my eyes, but this one did.
All in all, this was a great read and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good medieval tale. J. Lloyd Morgan is an excellent story teller with a vivid imagination. The twists and turns woven within the story kept me wanting more, especially toward the end when I could NOT put the book down.