“This is the historical account of William as he grows up and lives primarily during the reign of King Richard II. He has been born to a female swordsmith, yet he desires to be a falconer. Follow William as he works hard, makes friends and enemies, attains goals and failures.
Aside from some portions being a bit verbose, the writing is crisp and heavily detailed giving the narrative authenticity and period realism .
The characters are true to life which is seen through their actions and dialogue. All are flawed, but some are definitely more likeable than others.
While not common throughout the story, the shifting point of view is handled efficiently and flows well.
The training and hunting of the falcons was both informative and interesting. References provided at the end add credibility.
Without giving too much away, I'll just say this, I definitely found myself rooting for William and Robert!
Overall a fascinating read.”