This book was significantly longer than I was expecting. It is also quite a lot of descriptions and world building. While I really enjoyed the premise this may not have been my genre. I normally stay away from books set in the past especially if they are a twist on fokelore or a well known story. It usually comes out as hit or miss for me. This was a miss. I found myself bored about halfway through and had to force myself to continue on.
Overall I liked the presentation and the synopsis drew me in but the actual book just didn't fit with what I was expecting and my knowledge of the original tales kept me from completely enjoying what this book had to offer.
Would be good for historical lovers