I'm not usually a fan of historical novels, but I am a fan of thrillers. Together, The Hangman's Daughter had me reeling in suspense, mystery, and intrigue. Although I wasn't a fan of the beginning, as soon as the story begins unraveling, there's no turning back! I loved the main characters and I even loved the antagonist (and by love, I mean I hated him!) The action scenes were well done and had you either shouting or swirling about, imagining what the characters were going through. I absolutely cannot wait to begin The Dark Monk. As much as I loved the first book, I can only hope the second book in this series will be able to compare.