This book was not at all what I expected. What a tale she has woven, and I loved every bit of it - I couldn't stop reading it until I was finished. I would like to read it again soon - there are so many details and so much history that sometimes it was hard to keep track of all that and the story line too - not in a bad way, but there's just so much going on in this story. She's an incredible story teller. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.