This was an extremely easy to read novel. Based on actual recorded historical events and with many recorded historical figures of the time included. I thoroughly enjoyed the read and as I read I gained knowledge about an important time in our history that I now realise I knew precious little about. I would recommend this to anyone who wishes to enhance their knowledge of our heritage, land and religions. The author has a rather dry humour which can be picked up as one passes from page 1 to page 154.