Another wonderful story from Guy Gavriel Kay. This book reminded me of 'The lions of Al-Rassan' where he took a familiar place and history and then twisted it to make a fantastic story. I loved the characters in this book and although some of the reviewers have disliked the writing style I think it's just a matter of taste and it worked for me.
Basically, if you've ever read and enjoyed any of Guy Gavriel Kay's other works I doubt you'll regret buying this one. And if you've never read one of his books I can't recommend them highly enough.