I know this is a fictional account of history, however, the method in which it is delivered is appalling. The author moves backward and forward in time telling the events through a series of letters, journal entries and official correspondence written to and from various historical figures. The narrator didn't use enough differentiation in his voices and it was extremely difficult to tell when he switched to a new character unless one was paying attention. Most of the time, I used this book as a means of falling asleep on nights when I had trouble getting my mind to calm down.
This was a very disappointing choice. I never found the characters likable or interesting enough to care what happened to them. I only finished it because another selection had not arrived.