“A great book series I wish I’d read when I was younger and less jaded.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
My friend has been thrusting a copy of this book at me for 15 years and it hasn’t really interested me, but after it was mentioned in several polls on site over Christmas my interest was piqued so while my children were away for a few days I picked the first one up. A couple of chapters in and I just wasn’t struck, but I really wanted to like it so I carried on.
I have to admit, I had a hard time with the complex language used by the characters and some of the ‘facts’ in the book that modern science has proven to be untrue but somewhere along reading I started to forget this and treat it more as fantasy than historical and about there I started to really enjoy it.