This was a short book with no sex or swearing. The "blurb" is very detailed and gives you the first third of the book. From there, Lord Ambrose travels to Bohemia to try and find the Countess and exact revenge on her son, the Count, for his treatment of the urchin, Billy.
I thought it really implausible that a. the Countess would give Ambrose a key to a mysterious box and b. that Ambrose would undertake an arduous and possibly dangerous and/or futile journey upon such a short acquaintance.
He meets up with an old friend and watches the play Hamlet, which wouldn't make a lot of sense unless you knew the play well. The book was an easy read, but I was a bit disappointed after reading "Let there be Blood".
4.0 out of 5 starsSwashbuckling adventure more than mystery
23 May 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
At the very beginning of Victoria's reign, a wealthy English lord travels to Bohemia to find a villainous count and ensure the safety of the court's vulnerable mother. He soon finds himself in deep trouble in an adventure story full of travel, mad genius, treachery, and of course, thrilling escape and fight scenes.
Some violence, but nothing explicit. No explicit language or sexual content, so quite suitable for any age or sensitivity level.