My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I have to say that this is my favorite time travelling series, but this one was the weakest one, it really trailed off.
I felt like after the war with the mongols was won, Leo had a panic moment and realized he wanted to have a few more fight scenes and finally kill the Tuetonic knights.
All well and good if that was the focus, but it trails off into long segments about law, and guilt, and even though some of Conrad’s musings are interesting, overall it takes away from the direction of the book.
When I read these the first time I don’t think the age differences between Conrad and his ladies bothered me (but I was like 16). Now as an adult with kids I do find it to be a bit creepy.
If you haven’t read the series yet, just stop at book 5 unless you really love Conrad, its kinder that way.