The Talisman Ring was Georgette Heyer's final Georgian novel. In my opinion this book is also one of her funniest and I can completely understand why it's a fan favourite. It was a delightful read! It's got some hilariously funny laugh-out-loud moments and the story is full of adventure and suspense. This book's got murder, theft, chases, disguises, fist-fighting, gun-shooting, smugglers and even a Headless Horseman (er, sort of). And I really loved the main characters and how they all bounced off of each other in this one. Eustacie is hilarious and adorable, Ludovic is swashbuckling and dashing, and Sir Tristram is quick-thinking, practical and sarcastic. There are some very fun secondary characters in this book as well such as Sarah's older brother Sir Hugh (who is far more interested in drinking brandy than having adventures), the innkeeper Mr Nye, and Ludovic's sidekick Bundy. My absolute favourite character in this book was Sarah though. She's adventurous and fun-loving but still very sensible and rational and I loved her sense of humour. She's a wonderful character.
I came very close to giving this book five stars but in the end I chose not to, because the plot is a little bit convoluted at times and I don't think Sarah and Sir Tristram had enough scenes together. Their characters fell in love too quickly for my liking and I think their romance could have done with some more development. The scenes that they did have together were delightful but there should have been more of them. But in all other respects The Talisman Ring is utterly charming and it's definitely one of my favourite Heyer novels :)