This is a story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and though I did not enjoy it nearly as I did all of the Sherlock Holmes novels, I am still glad I read it. Adventure and intrigue from the times that knights rode. Great lessons in chivalry and honor. Things that are lacking now a days. Although I have heard modern tales that do rival the tales of bravery in this story. If you are looking for a writer that will transport you to a past that feels real enough to be reading a history book, look no further that this. Be warned that it is a tough read as the language is poetically written and takes some focus to understand. Highly recommend.