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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great story, ending not as clear as I would have liked
on 21 May 2012
This is a very intriguing and well written piece of work. I really enjoyed the characters, the subject matter and the alternating timelines (in particular the story set during the 4th Crusade). The pace is very enjoyable also and it was definitely a book I could not put down without wanting to read till the end.
So why not the full 5 stars? Well when I reached the end I felt a little bit of an anti-climax. Of course I can't reveal too much here without spoiling the plot, but all I can say is I felt some parts were not cleared up as much as I would have liked them to have been. In fact, I still had questions regarding certain parts of the story, and even felt some of the plot (after re-thinking about it) didn't make sense.
However apart from this I would still encourage people to read this book as I think the writer's got excellent skill with his writing and having read some of his other work I reckon he's worth a read.