It was slow ,painstakingly slow. The story and idea of it was great I only wish it was 200 pages instead of 500 pages. It took me something like 2weeks to finish it because after reading a few pages I'd fall sleep. I finished it by skipping some of the boring details. It was interesting enough for me to be curious about the ending though .the characters were pretty good but I just wasn't convinced of the plot!
and I'm not a big fan of "staying in the past " in time travel novels. Can't imagine how anyone can be happy without technology.