A must read for the Historical Fiction Fan, January 16, 2008
Byzantium opened my eyes to the historical fiction genre. Never in my mind had I imagined such a tastefully written novel. Stephen Lawhead tells this tale with such intensity that it leaves you dwelling on the scenes long after you have put the book down. My only criticism of this book is that middle way through he stops developing some of his characters and is the only reason I don't give him a full blown 5 star review. I suppose that the book published forced Lawhead to downsize the book and he had to crop out some of the details in the middle section.