The subtitle for this book is "A Valiant King's Struggle to Save His Country, His Dynasty and His Love."
And valiant he is. The author is setting forth a clearly heroic tale. Interesting times making potentially for a good story. I am feeling kinda force-fed what a valiant -- if naive -- young man he is. Author doesn't need to try quite so hard.
Overall, a decent tale of a little covered period of history that I would have liked much better if less sappy and slanted. And if more atmospheric of the period -- meaning some very modern viewpoints crept in, not that I had major issues with the history or historical details.