The story is based in 1823 Italy, though they do speak, for the most part, very modern. Overall, I can't say I fell in love with the characters, or the story, though I'm not saying it was bad. For me, the cover was better than the actual story, but when you have so much to compare one book too, I suppose your expections are set high.
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