I picked this one up for bookclub. I enjoyed it very much, although a lot of the romance and sex scenes were unnecessary. The story was great, but the last chapter before the epilogue went on and on about the logistics of dowries. Again, I felt that it wasn’t needed.
I laughed a lot about the logistics of body fluids and living in a sword. This was a conversation that I think I would have had with friends.
I would recommend this book, but the reader needs to be able to skip through these sections.