I like this book. I have no profound reasons why. It is a well told story!!!
We meet Charles as the moment of his birth. We follow him through the next decade or so of his adventures and mis-adventures. All of them are believable and quite possible to have happened to one young boy. At times I wanted to take Charles and give him the heartfelt hugs that he so needed.
Perhaps the story appeals to my mothering instincts?
There is a follow-up to the book, "The Years of Fire: Charles the Bold, Volume 2" due out in March 2008.
Nominee for the 2007 Evergreen Book Awards.