I was looking forward to reading this book, but I must say I was a little disappointed, particularly at the nonsense sub-plot of the Dragon Knights and Merlin Prophecies and putting Robert at the stealing of the Stone of Destiny (as if the English wouldn't have published and exploited that widely to undermine him - there were spin doctors in those days as well!!!). The book really came alive when she stuck to real events. My heart really sank at the ending as it looked like we were in for more sub-plot nonsense in the next sequel. I also really object to changing the historical record. I don't think that apologies or explanations at the end, make up for it. Having said that, the battles were very well described, Robert's dilemmas were well explained, and I did at least read to the end. Nigel Tranter's novels were far superior though.