This is the second book in the series and one that I really was looking forward to reading as the first book really got my attention. The author does a masterful job in creating a story filled with wonderful characters and great story lines. This period of English history is one that I find fascinating and to come across well written fiction that deals with this period is a big plus. The author has done a superb job in creating a page turning, drama filled tale[one that kept me up later than I would like at times 🙂 ]. He has also left me wanting more…I cannot wait to read book 3. I give it 5 stars and a hearty recommendation.