"begins with a duel between salt-of-the-earth soldier Jack Ember and pompous toff Dougray McNab, who are both vying for the hand of feisty duke's daughter Estelle Meadowvane. Morris deftly establishes a volatile chemistry between the trio, who are forced to work together as they are drawn into an esoteric conspiracy, centring around an ancient gold coin and the mysterious Royal Mythological Society."
Well, that's what the SFX reviewer says, and who am I to disagree? If you grab the current issue of SFX, you'll not only get to read the rest of the review, you can also find out the latest on the Spider-man reboot, Joss Whedon's Avengers movie, the new Conan, a peek at Fringe season four, awesome concept art for John Carter of Mars, and there's even a feature on Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. (Honestly.)