This book is amazing. The two strong female characters may be a thousand years apart but the back and forth storytelling ties them together without being repetitive or labor intensive to keep track. The descriptions are beautiful, although I will say a few moments were wordy, but it helped build the scenes and define the progression of the book. Both characters are also strong individuals so you can like and dislike them without feeling like Legrand is writing a stereotype for both heroines. It might not seem like much, but this book gave me the physical reaction of gasping and clutching my necklace. I was so absorbed by this that I will definitely be putting it forefront for my recommendations at the store.