I hoped I would have liked it more, although I did enjoy it.
Still, I wasn't entirely happy with the dynamics of male/female relationships. I did give a lot of thought to the different ideas of treachery and the importance of family and ancestors. Maybe being an American, I can't understand Europeans' concern about what their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. And...I have to admit, after the debacle of corrupt bankers in the last couple of years, I have no patience with the concept of betrayal of a trading monopoly. Finally, I have a hard time understanding how anyone could be perceived to betray
a government that behaves as the Council of the Ten does.