I struggled with this at the beginning. Due mostly to the old style of language, and for me confusion for a while as to who was who. However, as I persevered the story became clearer.
The book would have had to have been awful for me to
put it aside, and it certainly wasn't that. In fact the more I read the more I
However, I really wish the author had written the characters
thoughts in italics. It got a little confusing at times.
I found Annyn
annoying, but warmed to her as the story progressed, and could understand her
need for revenge.
I liked Wulfrith, he is quite a character, although his
morality left a lot to be desired. Especially as he was supposed to be a devout
Christian!I found it offensive that so called lower class women were fair game
to Wulfrith and the other knights. Sadly, I guess it was common in the feudal
system of Britain at that time.
I particularly liked Wulfrith's mother.I
liked the way the author portrayed Wulfrith's reunion with her. The relationship
between the two of them felt real.
This was not the easiest book to read,
nevertheless I enjoyed it.