I love Joanne Harris's work but had been put off a bit by blue eyed boy, which I didn't enjoy. This was the only one of her novels set in lasquenet which I hadn't read and I loved reading about her characters again
I read this after watching the TV adaptation starring Daniel Radcliffe and John Hamm. I found the book actually to be much better than the programme. The feeling of being out of one's depth is very realistically portrayed.