I like the series, but wish that more time had been used to round out the tale. Alot of the plot smacks of the fantasical - too much so for a book that's supposed to be an historical novel. I really want to like to like it more than I actually do.
This series is so intricate. Research extraordinary and the people real yet set in an era that is so difficult to imagine except through this book
Read the Hangman's Daughter first to get a feel for this book.
But even if you dont, this second story in the series will keep you riveted to your kindle or whatever else you use to listen to Grover Gardner, telling Oliver's stories.
I enjoyed very minute!!