An absolutely brilliant sci-fi adventure book. the story is fast-paced and exciting. the action is great and it raises moral questions.
It could never be written today as some non-white characters are villainous (you can only have white badguys these days) but it is actually balanced.
the only problem is a very dumb twist at the end that feels tacked on and defeats the moral questions raised, but it can and should be ignored.
I kind of had to read this one but it was a tough slog.
Its about a poor Christian girl who falls in love with a rich jew and the attempts by both of their societies to keep them apart.
that makes it sound more interesting than it is. The book starts with them already in love and you get no sense of their courtship or why they are interested in each other. While it was intended to be progressive, it just feels slow. And I enjoy slow books.
What all the others said. I'm just adding a thumbs-up.