Older style Heyer from 1925–an adventure all the way, with a romantic arc in the second part only. The narrator did an excellent job bringing to life the thees and thous, and Heyer has some of her most stirring, high romantic dialog between two sets of lovers of all her works. The style wouldn’t work in Regency England, but from a knight to his lady, it is excellent. Highly recommend. Also, for fans of Beauvallet, this is the origin story of Nicholas’ noble house.