I came across this book by accident and although the cover makes it seem like a romance, I had nothing to do so I started to read. Within no time at all, I was hooked. There is mystery, intrigue and lots of adventure. The writer brings medieval London and her characters to life, which draws you in and I was unable to put it down until the very last page. With it's twists and turns I couldn't help myself. This book is certainly not just for women, although I can see why it also appeals to them. I have already recommended it to a few friends and I highly recommend, to anyone who has come this far, that it will be worth taking the next step and reading one of the best book I've come across in a very long time.