Author: Adrienne Monson
The whole thing is just... fun... in the way of any swashbuckling entertainment with a side of fantasy, and just a smidge of crime as our intrepid heroine faffs about in boy's clothing as an early type of private investigator.
Unfortunately, there were places where the writing felt sticky and clunky - like it didn't flow right.
In places, it just felt like the author had gripped the prose too tightly, and that can make it feel awkward.
There's violence, a lot of domestic abuse from Isabeau's uncle, as well as references to attempts to force her into prostitution.
There might've been swearing, but I honestly can't remember (note to self: pay more attention to the naughty words.)