This book was quite interesting. The beginning was slow, as I have not read the first book in the series, but after a few chapters, I grew accustomed to the characters personalities, and found the book much more enjoyable. At that point, I found it hard to put down. My favorite characters were the Lyric, who has the ability to become any character from their world's folktales. She was also funny because the other characters would often get confused trying to figure out who she was at a certain time. The two varieties of magic, Aether and Aer, were unique and intriguing, since Aether is a simply very condensed version of Aer. This is a good book for people experienced in unraveling intricate plots and comprehending complex ideas.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Lake City, IA USA