I Really liked this book. It's been a while since I've read a book for my own personal enjoyment, but I am glad that I chose this book to read. This is the first book I've read by Gold, and I loved it. the characters are interesting, the setting is captivating, and the story in absorbing, I didn't want to stop reading it. I hope he writes more stories with this setting because I really enjoyed the medieval setting with out the fantasy stuff that generally comes along with it.