I love it when a book grabs me on the very first page and this is one of them! By only chapter 2, I had already been sad, laughed out loud and been guiltily pleased when a particular baddie came to a very icky end.
There are fairies, humans, goblins, dwarves, witches, kings, talking animals and so much more. You'll really want to adopt the talking dog! Strangely, you find yourself rooting for the goodies AND some of the baddies.
For fantasy, it has a wonderful balance of humour, excitement, suspense and menace. The darker moments are necessary and exciting but do not dominate, unlike a lot of other fantasy fiction.
The chapters are a comfortable length,… Read more