After reading Mythago Wood, I really got into this 2nd novel, but after a bout halfway through it, found it mired in non-movement.
The story did not progress as fast as Mythago Wood, and I can see why people didn't like it as much. I found myself inthralled at the writing, which is excellent by the way, but at mid-way, found myself growing bored with no progression in the storyline.
I liked the overall dreamy feel and quality of this finely written novel, but I wanted more action and adventure like in the 1st one. Tallis, along with some of the other mythago characters, are quite interesting to read about, but after a while, I felt like I was being force fed muddied dreams. This is one of the few rare books or movie that gave me weird dreams, due to the strange imagery and wording, I suppose.
I think the next novel, The Hollowing, is much better than this one. It has a much faster pace and I only have 60 pages left to read of it before I'm through. I already like the pacing and more adventurous feel to this one. It is much more like Mythago Wood. Still in all, this author is well worth the try.