In my first review, I noted the similarities between this text and Ken Follet’s writing, with its intriguing characters that you are not aware of how they may be connected until the story unravels further. I am glad to say that after reading this book, I have found that assessment to be true. The author does a good job imitating all the best parts of Follet’s writing with one unique style element that Follet does not use nearly so often or even successfully: humor.
The dry wit and sarcasm sprinkled throughout the narrative humanizes the story, and draws attention both the dark and light elements of the Middle Ages that other historical fiction books fail to do. It’s not obnoxious in any way, and makes what is otherwise a brick of a book easier and a breeze to read.