Supremely disappointed in myself and the book. It seemed to drag at the beginning for no reason, with pages upon pages of conversion. There was little world-building, aside from some clichéd character and location description. Whilst I am finding I enjoy historical fiction a great deal, and the Saxon period is intriguing, I found this to be a run-of-the-mill fantasyesque story about forbidden love and political intrigue. Perhaps for another time.