There is a lot of action and a lot of surprises. It comes across as being comical and yet at the same time very serious. I am really at a loss whether or not to classify it as humor. It seems to have the pros of both and the cons of neither. It is very realistic so there is no “suspension of disbelief” that has to happen, yet at times the pace, style, characters, and situations had me at least smiling, if not laughing.
If you at all enjoy historical fiction (or even just a good mystery), it is worth checking out.