18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
I've never read one of Gemmell's books before but I read a synopsis for the hard-back version of this book and I was sold immediately. I couldn't put it down. I love historical fiction, and this doesn't fail to deliver. It has a perfect balance between blood and battles, underlying love stories, and wonderfully researched historical detail. It's very absorbing, and you're certainly left wanting the next instalment - I can't wait until September!