My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Nicholas jumps right in to the plot with already established characters. The read is entertaining and full of vivid imagery. I really like the pace of the plot. The characters feel well fleshed out and have good development through the book. It is very difficult to set down once you begin reading. Although this is the third book in a series I enjoyed it immensely without having first read the previous installments. I can easily recommend this for readers of fantasy and historical fiction. Give it a read, it might be your next favorite. I received an ARC through the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion which may or may not mirror your own.