My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book would be a 4.5 star if that were allowable. In fact as a first novel, it is really deserving of 5 stars.
Not quite as polished as a Cornwell, Scarrow or Kristian, but nevertheless a good paced and very readable book right from the start. I finished it in 3 - 4 days and it was a book where just one more chapter was required to be read every time I picked it up.
I knew about the central events of 1066, but not too much else about this period. I cannot vouch for the historical accuracy of the book, but it is a very enjoyable read and I have a new name in my list of 'must-read' authors. I am looking forward to the follow-up later this year and have already pre-ordered it.