This book is great - it is like the Kadin and of course the skye o'malley books (it is of that series) It is very rich in history, costume description, the usual stuff that I love about Bertrice Small. It is among the best of her books concerning characters - I really love all of them - conn & aidan as well as the british court and the easterners. Also, it is about 600+ pages! and no fluff!
I got a hold of this Hard-to-find book on eBay (auction) after failing to get it on amazon auction - check often at these places though, because there is always a copy up for auction, and it is definitely worth it!
I read somewhere that even though it was hard to find, it wasn't really that important a book in the series, I think that person was just trying to make everyone feel better in case they couldn't find a copy - you must try to get a copy of this book!