A very engaging, historical story in an alternate Victorian England, beginning a series. Young orphan Henry Grim is our main character and together with his band of fellow knights-in-training, he must face the challenges of attending Knightley Academy. Intelligent, fun read, plenty of action. Solid ending, with resolution, but enough ends to tie up in the upcoming volumes of the series. Also, a series I think a lot of boys will really enjoy. Not to say that girls would not (there is a fun girl character in the story), but particularly boys, especially those who like books that have boys as the main characters.