This is the third stand alone book from best selling author Julian Stockwin. His Thomas Kydd stories, set in the maritime battles of the Napoleonic Wars, have developed a huge international following. This new stand alone book is very different in many respects and has managed to provide a gripping tale of Medieval life with the story of gunpowder. It is a Stockwin page turner that further enhances his reputation. This is not a book to miss, with its thrills and spills, joys and sorrows, another best seller.