First, let me qualify my three star rating. The book is well-written, and loaded with absolutely luscious descriptive phrasing. The characters are mysterious and unique. The setting seems perfect for what the author intends.
However, I decided not to finish the book about one quarter of the way in. It felt like the plot was still trying to find its feet, and I was becoming restless with it. I’m hoping that other readers more in tune with this genre, and the author’s intentional slow burn, will enjoy it.
My thanks to author Noah Broyles, NetGalley, and Inkshares for allowing me to read a digital advance review copy of this book. This review is my honest and unbiased opinion.