This book is a powerful and astute commentary on the complexities of war and the ambiguity of loyalties. There is no black and white in war, or for that matter in any human encounter. This book skilfully explores this, and the hero who starts out believing that some things are clear cut, comes to realise that it is not always that simple. I don’t usually read books about war but I loved this novel as a masterful piece of historical fiction. Anyone who likes this genre, will love this book.