Totally classic "Cloak and dagger" romance.Romance in the Ivanhoe sense rather than the nipples-on-the-cover sense.Chivalry warning!If you need your lady characters to kick ass, read another book.I personally loved it.I am so into the setting, the kinda high style, and the language, which is sometimes very lovely.It has a really well-drawn "classic adventure" plot that reaches beyond predictable to the feeling of inevitable, which for me is a mark of REALLY good story.Sigh.Braveheart wishes its story were this satisfying.I guess this book is a little dated, and could seem quaint, the way the Errol Flynn Robin Hood movie is.But like that, it's in such a good way.Am I allowed to call it good, clean fun when it really addresses some serious issues of courage and violence?