The old style of writing is beyond good for today's modern writing styles.
Read the story now
I loved the plot and the characters and I loved the way the character development was done. It was gradual and good. Not too good to believe nor too little to leave the book half read.
The grammar according to my reading experience was almost perfect except the occasional your-you're mistake that everyone does.
The plot could be smarter. Smart in a way that the main character is a born leader, They can be smarter and could have more ways to get to know about their enemies' plans more easily. I think that that character has more scope in the field of being smart enough to at least figure out some things that their enemy could be planning. (Tried to be as vague as I could so as to not give any spoilers :) )
I loved reading this book as it gives a good view of how times used to be well before my great-grandparents were born or something like that.
The stage set for the story is also very good in terms of the language used. I could totally imagine everything happening right in front of me. It was very believable and slow paced. But the slow pace helped a lot in the unfolding of the story.
A very good story I read in a while. You should totally publish it. I would no doubt buy it.
Thank you for giving enough time and hard work for creating this good story.