Submerges the reader in the history of the twelfth and early thirteenth century. The characters being true to life and likeable (mostly), the story of William Marshal draws you into it's pages so that it is difficult to stop reading. I really enjoyed this book and felt sad when I had finished it.
Excellent, known facts blended with believable imagination to provide an account that is reasonable, readable and probably as near correct as can now be achieved. With the first book, The Greatest Knight, this is a tour de force. These two are two of the best historical novels...recommended.