by Jen Williams
This is a satisfyingly long book which makes for a good, immersive read. I particularly loved Noon, the fell-witch character, and I really cared what happened to her. It was with great pleasure that I got to watch her story progress and unfold, and at no point was I left disappointed.
Although this is a fantastical and brilliant world, it felt realistic. At no point was the fantasy element used as a ‘get out of jail free’ card which so often happens in stories of this kind. Instead, our characters faced real troubles, and worked within their limited abilities to overcome them. There are several layers to the story which requires a little perseverance in the beginning, but it definitely pays to stick with it – these details are important to the story and everything comes together very nicely as it progresses.
I am so pleased this is part of a new trilogy from this author and I look forward to reading the next instalment.