Here is the second of my one-book-at-a-time bookshelf.
When I'd finished this book for the first time I was so taken with it that I started again.This is the only book that I've actually re-read straight away.
The author treads the line between historical fiction and fantasy using a style repeated in some of her other works, but especially effective here. I guess what entranced me the most was her ability to capture the reader's sense of perspective and then turn that on its head. I'd also note, that in this age of gut-wrenching blood soaked fantasy, The Blue Sword is not like that!