Great review! Please do yourself a favor and add this book to your to-be-read list. You’ll be so glad that you did.
“This was a fun change-of-pace setting for me, going back in time to Eastern society protocol. It’s so easy when reading historical stories to forget about the specifics of “back in Eastern society”, where rules of the strictest nature condemn more quickly than forgive, but where heroes (and heroines) can emerge as gallant and strong as anyone else.”