There are so many rich characters and the plot is pretty strong for a first time novelist. All in all, this is a book I think you’ll enjoy as it’s a mystery, historical and really just a brilliant read. Cal, despite being a very lusty boy, is a strong hero and I hope that the author continues on with him, leading to other adventures as I think a series would be a good time and fun read.
What I really loved: The accurate description of life. There is no attempt to clean it up, to make it a romanticized version. I also absolutely loved Mr. Alexander’s use of the language of the time. Bloody brilliant.