I was told about this story and had heard the author is well regarded, so decided to read this. The beginning was kind of intriguing, but I didn't really like the main character, and as the story progressed I found the tale less and less interesting. The plot moves along quickly, but all the descriptions are very shallow, with turns developing conveniently without any overall logic. Yes, perhaps faerie worlds don't follow human logic, but there is nothing very original here. I especially disliked it when the human main character (spoiler alert!) turns out to be perhaps not human, after all. This reads like a story for 12 or 13 year olds, and that age-group may find it more interesting that an adult reader will.