This story follows Lucca and Sophia who are descendants of the Cintani, a group of people who refused to bow down and acknowledge Caesar as God. Caesar sends out the Tarantadei to eliminate the Cintani
I found this book really hard to get into. One of the hardest things to figure out is WHEN the story takes place. The character dialogue and the writing style would suggest something like the Victorian era, but there's really no way at all to tell. Girls aren't supposed to be seen with boys unless they're courting or married. The speech is just as old fashioned, yet there are more modern things as well like trucks and heavy comforters.
The plotline was interesting, and had the book been written in a more modern style I would have enjoyed it more.
There were a couple of spelling errors at the very beginning of the book and one instance where the author forgot to take the underlining off after using it for a poem recitation, other than that all is pretty much perfect in that area.
I would not suggest this book to fans of more modern written fantasy. I think this story would appeal to those who enjoy a writing style similar to Tolkien's.