The book was enthralling. I listened to it hour after hour. The plot line was well-written. The character development of Ned (main character) was incredible. The author did other characters great justice as well - Patrick Pierce, and Shielah Duffy. The characters of the other revolutionaries were less developed though. While they made appearances, their contributions were less. I suppose I measured the character development by how I felt about each character meeting their fate. I will definitely read the next book in the series!