This will be a short review of this Fantasy Novel recommended by a podcast, I took it up for holiday reading. It was a hard slog for me, 538 pages of very dense ornate prose, with a slow moving story. Sort of “Midnight in the garden of good and evil” set just outside of New York City crossed with a fairy fantasy world story. On the plus side I would say if you enjoy books for their writing for the style and intricate descriptions, it’s worth a read. If you are after a little light holiday reading, as I was, it won’t fit the brief.