At last! I have been waiting to read this second book of the series and had to wait for the holidays so I could really immerse myself in the story. this was certainly the right move as once started I found I just had to keep going. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found the story becoming more and more engaging. Although the story line is essentially a fantasy Leena has made this believable by weaving extremely well researched historical detail within the plot. Leena's writing style is easy to read and the twists and turns in the plot keeps you guessing. This book solves some of the mysteries of the first one and I am looking forward to the third one to resolve more. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.