I just recently got this book and as usual de Lint has done a fantastic job in creating this story about two of his major characters. As usal, characterisation and pacing zips along, dragging you willing or not, into the story. CdeL should get a job as a soap opera writer so he can show them how to turn fantasy into reality! It's a great read, I really haven't enjoyed a book so much in ages - well, not since his last novel anyway, but even I was gobsmacked by the skill and magic of this recent work. In fact, I've taken all his books off my shelf ready to read them again. Fantasy at its' best!
on 1 November 2011
having read the onion girl years ago I was happy to see that this was a follow on from that. as always with DE-lint the writing was wonderful and the characters believable. he transports you to Newford where the Vail between the worlds of spirit and reality are very thin. it was great to catch up with the people from onion girl. the story is one of revenge,obsession, and forgiveness. as all good fairy tales good people get put in danger and are rescued. my review will not be anywhere near the as good as this book is if you have read DE-lint in the past you will not be disappointed great book .