Wonderful Historical Fiction
I thought this was great! I loved that it was basically historical fiction, with a small hint of magic twisted through it. Your writing is incredible, and so easy to get immersed in. As soon as I started reading, I was absolutely hooked and couldn't stop until I knew what happened. Your writing and tone fit the setting perfectly, and all the small historical details made it even more convincing.
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I did struggle a bit with the plot. it felt like a small story within something larger, and I would have loved to have a bit more backstory. I really felt that there was so much room to expand on this. As it was, the romance aspect seemed to pop up a bit out of nowhere. Even them being chased, while it was great to read and very exciting, did seem a bit confusing. At the end, I understood why it was happening, but I would have love a bit more build up. Then again, I suppose over all what I'm saying is that I liked the story so much I wish there was more, so that's hardly a criticism.
In summary, I can't fault your writing at all, it was flawless. I do just wish the story had been longer, and then I would have loved it even more.