A modern fantasy novel that shares more in common with fairy tales and ancient fantasy/mythology than the Tolkien’s movement and books which read like D&D campaigns. Though while its mysterious magics and inexplicable world are certainly endearing in that losing yourself into surreal fantasy kind of way, they also work as a random plot-point generator with the villain constantly pulling out new arbitrary threats out of the thin air.
|Fascinating, rich, mysterious setting||Prose can be a bit awkward sometimes|
|Surreal, dreamy atmosphere||Author uses magic to generate arbitrary, inexplicable plot-points|
|The adventure itself is pretty generic|
|Fantastic music in the audiobook version (highly recommended)|