The cover is suitably antique in appearance with endorsements by two very respected writers of historical fiction. The prefacing appendices to the story are generous in number and detail. I love an indication of the flow of time through the story, maps, casts of characters and historical background. I felt spoilt before I'd even reached the beginning of the novel. And then more riches as the writing is dramatic, atmospheric and full of lively dialogue. I can't wait to read this!