Interesting topic and I definitely gained knowledge from reading it. But don't believe the promotional material. Its a fairly dry and direct account of a series of archeological digs. Very much like any number of other monographs written by any number of other archeologists it just happens that this one is about burials of some high status women which include weapons. It still reads like a dig report. Pretty interesting report, and like I say I enjoyed it once I got past expecting to see anything even vaguely resembling what the blurb lead me to expect.