There is a wonderful, otherworldly feeling to the setting. I love the period detail and how naturally it is described through the action. I love the storytelling voice.
I lnoted the focus on storytelling and fairy tales, offering a genre perspective in which to experience the book.
I see how a mystery is being set up and I am intrigued to know more. Especially poignant is the image of the boy holding the girl and how he seems to understand something the adults don’t. He seems reliable although young.
i want to spend time in this world and know these people.
I read the author’s previous book and look forward to reading this new one. I am prepared to be carried away into this richly imagined world. I can’t wait to read it.