Original book 80 had to be abandoned when I found out that, even though the story was set in almost a thousand years ago, the narrative voice is, (you guessed it?) FIRST PERSON PRESENT TENSE. Oh, spare me! Anyway… I picked up a different book and am SO happy that it is NOT a realistic fiction and it is NOT in present tense — it IS first person — but the character is not very young and is unique and well educated — the simple fact that the book has a richness in language makes me happy! Will report later when I’m done with it!