This book was impossible to read for me. I had so much trouble with the author going off on side trips describing the characters or the history of the area the book was taking place in. I like knowing my characters but this just seemed to go on and on and not get anywhere to help the story line. And when he did get back to the story it wasn't for very long before he was on another side trip. I lost the story line so many times with all of the side trips that I am not sure I even know what the book was suppose to be about. Don't thing that I will be reading any more books by this author.