I love this book. The story is fascinating for anyone who is interested in the history of 15th century England. The author's scholarship shows on every page.
Yet she has drawn believable characters, some of which readers of the Dame Frevisse series have followed all along, others of which we meet here for the 1st or 2nd time. One of the things I love about Frazer is her ability to show real, flawed characters in their best and less good moments. Her characters are not shallow or 2-dimensional; they often hesitate and think things over. Especially the protagonist Frevisse; she is a thinker AND a doer.
I have bought my own hardback copies of all 26 novels by this author and have re-read them several times. This one is my favorite of the ones that feature Dame Frevisse as the central character.