The history of the region was well-related and there were some powerful insights into the motivation of the groups coexisting in the Holy Land, but such were for the most part lost amid a morass of infantile characterisation and pointlessly extravagant plotlines.
Furthermore, there was a regular return to the theme of underage sex, which was rather unnecessary, in my view.
But what do I know? I guess I'm going to get slammed royally by the other posters to this board, and maybe you're all right. Or maybe there's a good reason why Whittemore is not terribly well-known ...
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