This is one of those great books that's set in history but doesn't come across as old. You get all the necessary descriptions to know what time period it's part of, but none of the tired and boring writing that I associate with older books.
The story's pace was perfect and there was plenty to keep my attention throughout.
I was expecting a little more at the end though as I felt like the rest of the book hinted at more than was eventually revealed. But even as-is, the ending was nice and understated.
Great book and great writing.