I've read stories about witches and warlocks, but Chantresses are a different thing, entirely. The story was set in the 1600's, which I found to be enchanting all on its own. That and the relentless use of 'Wild Magic' throughout the novel. Regardless, the characters were quite realistic and some were indeed beguiling; especially Nat, who seemed to have mixed feelings for both Lucy and her magic. I personally enjoyed the idea of Chantresses and all magic to be 'forbidden', as it created a definite twist in the plot. This novel was very enthralling and I enjoyed it to the fullest.