I also like this book because it is realistic in the fact that it would have been frowned on for her to have been doing what she was doing (the sword-play and stuff), and the author clearly illustrates that (maybe not to the extent that it would have been, but the element is there). The different people that she meets and befriends along the way are really interesting as well. The book is easy to get lost in and hard to put down, so only pick it up if you've got some time on your hands. I recommend this book to anyone who is either a Rick Riordan fan, or a history geek who doesn't mind myth being mixed in. Is that a tautology (That's your new word for the week. It means "the saying of the same thing twice in different words" according to Google. You should try to use that. I'm going to move on now.)? Yeah. I think that it is. Oh well. I'm sorry about the review being late, by the way... and that it's shorter than normal. I have writer's block, which is a horrible excuse, but it's what happened.