For something that pretty much bills itself as CSI: Ancient Britannia, it goes nowhere fast. The characters are well-developed quickly, but the plot… well, it plods. Slowly. Brutally slow to the point where I’m yawning. The author’s descriptions and dialogue and everything else are top notch, she just has zero sense of pacing. I had high hopes based on other reviews and gave it a quarter of the book, but finally just gave up.