I had the honor of being a friend of the author's when we were many years younger, and was privy to the creation of much of the backstory of this, her first book. All I can say is that it was well worth every drop of sweat, courage, frustration, and love. Congratulations, Bo. It's a rich, textured, powerful, and utterly spellbinding work.
As for the rest of you lot, go read Flora Segunda. Go read right now. ;)