I fell in love with this book, and The White Company which followed. I am in a Middle Ages Reinactment group, and have been for the past ten years. I feel that Sir Doyle did an extremely detailed research on the period. There was a sense of being with Nigel Loring whilst he struggled to complete his deeds. The book was also true to the brutality, chivalry, and honor which was bestowed upon their fellowm men at the time. Again, a quite fantastic book!!