i truly could not put this book down! It is written as a journal of sorts and is totally engrossing! Being a reader of Ancient Religion-Christian, and Ancient History i had, up until this point, little time for fiction, except for fluff, escape type fare. This was wonderfully challenging and well researched. It reads as an exciting adventure, and it nevers slows! The Crusades in all their glory and blood are vividly come to life.....i highly reccomend it....God wills it!