A scenario that I intially thought was quite odd, that of a modern-day American professional wrestler magically transported to medieval England, surprisingly works quite well. This is due to the fact that the author has made the characters totally human and realistic, rather than caricatures. The dialogue is sharp and funny, the situations both humorous and heart-breaking, the romance sexy and amusing, the writing deft. These are characters you take to your heart: George, a man who is so much more than the cartoonish image of a professional wrestler; Alizon, a girl forced to take charge of her life earlier than anyone should; Pippa, who's death would have been a sorry loss; Reyne, a living lesson of the results of superstition. George's initial belief that what was happening to him was just a dream induced by a hypnotherapy session with his sister, and his subsequent attempts to psychoanalyze the meaning of it all was hilarious. Be prepared to keep reading once you start this book!