Oh what a tangled web we weave... is one way to sum this book up for me. The web is woven of lots of different characters many connected to Niamh, definately the women behind the man. This tale led me through Eire introducing mythology and magic. Ruairi, a leprechaun, adding an special element of Irish wit and sparkle. I also loved his dress sense and would have liked to see more of him.
The very concept of government being influenced by the little people, although initially sounding far-fetched, would explain a few things and actually seemed very logical in the end ..perhaps the author has hit on something!!
To sum up this book brought laughter and light into a dull January day and that has got to be a good thing.