The Prize: Tales from a Revolution is just the kind of book I would want for historical fiction. It is very exciting and suspenseful, but also has plenty of character and plot development. It is a well balanced book, except that there was quite a lot of romance for historical fiction. There were a couple things that I did not like: It was definitely wordy, which was annoying, and at times the romance became too much of a focus. There were also several things that I did like: There was a good amount of action (but not so much that it overwhelmed the story), and the story ended very nicely. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction, but who also likes romance.