I finished the book! Here's my review.
I liked the heroine Zenobia and her straight forward ways. She's a joy to watch grown and learn. There are a lot of exciting parts and I don't want to give any of them away. A great story about history and you get plenty of action and adventure. There is budding romances that makes me want to get into book two, which is supposed to come out later this year. The horse race had me holding my breath the whole time. I highly recommend this book for all ages. The character may be a young girl but her search for knowledge is great for all.