This book is the third in a series written by M.J. Rose but I didn’t know that when I picked it up. So I have not read the first two books and since they were not in my home library I decided to start reading this one hoping it would work stand alone.
What struck me was the lyrical language. The descriptions are lyrically poetic. The story itself could not quite grip me but for some reason I did keep on reading because anyone who knows me knows that I must finish a book no matter what I think of it. I have to approve of the way past and present in the story interweave. Would I read it again? Probably not due to the story line.