I love historical fiction and this one's got it all. Huge battles, Princesses to rescue and a touch of magic and mysticism. The historical detail is meticulous, I would guess that Mr Scrivener is an historian as this has a degree of authenticity missing from most books of this type.
Elements of Romeo and Juliet coupled together with Merlin and mixed with Bernard Cornwell grandeur create a fantastic read. Thoroughly enjoyable!