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on 5 April 2015
3.5 stars. My "1st" read Gene Wolfe novel. An enjoyable read but didn't live up to my expectations unfortunately. Still, that is not to say it isn't worth reading and it certainly has some great scenes and characters. I would of preffered more information about the land of Faerie and its occupants, creatures, customs etc etc. Still, the novel has a decent enough plot and momentum along with some some good writing that keep the pages turning. I have a few more Wolfe novels in my collection to get through including, 'An Evil Guest' which I hope will be a little more darker in tone to suit my tastes.