Fantasy Too Far?,
This review is from: The Falconer (Hardcover)
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Strange point to start on but the main niggle for me was the character's name - Aileana. For some reason it jarred as being just too "fantasy" and did spoil the premise and enjoyment of the story.
Having said that this book is a cauldron of faery lore, steam-punk and fantasy all bubbling away and for those more in tune with the genre it might just be to their liking. I did enjoy the Scottish setting instead of the usual London-centric scenario. This is definitely a YA book, which for me normally means an easy and enjoyable read and for that I am now feeling a little too old!