Not my usual type of read, but I try to stretch my 
"reading muscles" occasionally to keep from getting
bored and this was an interesting pick! Some of it
was a bit beyond my understanding and the timeline
jumps around a bit, but it was very well written,
flowed well and combined fact and fiction in a
believable manner. The story line combines a mixture
of fantasy, science fiction, history, and drama.
The characters are based on real people, were
plentiful and well balanced.. Has everything
fans of this genre look for and I recommend it!