What an amazing journey! Heart ❤️ stopping, dramatic, heroic, sad, treacherous, and so many other emotions right through this entire story. In parts you hold your breath thinking, Oh no! surely this person isn't going to die, as tragedy strikes. Then you wonder how people in this era ever survived from the injuries from battles of war, swords, gun shot wounds, cannon fire. Yet our hero and heroine managed to do just that. The journey itself keeps you on the edge of your seat so to speak. Never a dull moment, even with the tragic events that bring you to tears. Well written, not a dull moment in the entire novel.