As I flicked through the first few pages/chapters and speed-read a little (bad habit of mine!) I did wonder at first if I was going to like this as much as the others.
There seemed so many threads, so many extra characters, I was wondering (a) if we'd get to see much of Baldwin and Simon and (b) if I'd be interested in and be able to keep track of all the different alleyways and side-stories and back-stories of the book.
I needn't have worried, as they all converged nicely alongside and yes, our heroes were in a good prominence (although, I do have to say, maybe not *quite* as much as in the books set in Devon..)
A pacey tale, with all the glorious details of early 14thC life set out with such loving knowledge, it was a pleasure to read, as ever. Everything ties up well and credibly, and there's always room for a few surprises and twists at the end. Quality!
Paris in it's early years was interesting, although I shared our hero's desire to get back to good old Blighty as soon as possible!