How should I understand “too much to hope”?
The fairest woman in the world if my brother could be believed. Her hair is silver-gold, her eyes are amethysts.
Was it too much to hope that for once Euron had told it true? Perhaps. Like as not, the girl would prove to be some pock-faced slattern with teats slapping against her knees ...
(A Dance with Dragons, novel)
Context: the speaker’s brother, Euron, asked the speaker to fetch him the “fairest woman” from across the world. But the speaker doubted if Euron had told it true — he thought the woman might be ugly.
Hi. Could you please tell me how I should understand the phrase “too much to hope”?