For anyone who is interested into what life was really like in the postRoman, dark ages, then here it is, 700 pages of blood and gore, lust andpiety. To some it may seem, all to often based on gruesome tittle tattle,but what an insight and horrific boost to the imagination into the goingson of those little doccumented times. Our dreams of chivalry lay shatteredat its' feet but as the Translator points out in footnote traps, whats'new? It is all the better if you know France and the places mentioned wellenough, starting with Tours. I found it the most eye opening history bookI have read for a long while, sadly though the satanic anti-hero and causeof much trouble and strife outlives the Author and her 'Divineretribution,' for another three years. We are all left frustrated at that,but none so much, I believe, as Gregory was!