Holy son of a mother this book was HORRIBLE!!! Horribly written, horrible to try to follow, and just a bit hot mess. Thorough out the book, there are these random little things that make absolutely no sense and have no place in the book. Plus, I always felt like I was missing something. Several times in the book, things were mentioned but were never explained, including times, terms, and other events. Not to mention all the historical inaccuracies, Fforde, obviously did not do his research. The mystery part of the book had good bones but again I always felt like I was missing something.