A fantastic introduction to a brand new series. I have always thought historical fiction similar to these would be quite intimidating and almost always thought they were not accessible for someone like me. Not only did this book prove me wrong on both fronts, Baptiste also executed the story so well that I now need to know more about this piece of history. Any book that can have that kind of influence on me is just great. I am so looking forward to continuing on this journey with Liao Hua.