I bumped this up to a three because of Emm's clever voice and the great plot. It's a short read and some may find the old English a bit harrowing..but to me, it adds to the charms. I completely LOVE the Scarlet Pimpernel even though who it was was obvious to me from the start. However, Percy's wife got a bit annoying near the end, all her woes and damsel in distress crap. But Emm's sheer ingeniusness has made up twofold in fies and I'm so glad I read this. Don't know about reading thw next book though, it might just be the repeat of this and I felt this is a stand-alone and already has the perfect ending.