I found The Mirk and Midnight Hour to be at once compelling, thrilling, and satisfying. It was full of lush, vivid details and characters that you really like and feel for. There was very good character development, and I grew to understand the characters more as the book progressed. I thought it was a masterfully crafted plot and liked the author’s way of basing it on the ballad of Tam Lin. I will eagerly await any other tales by Jane Nickerson!