While my synopsis is probably terribly confusing, I did not find the book to be nearly as confusing. I really love McKinley's beautiful writing style - her descriptions are just gorgeous. The story is interesting and suspenseful in places as well. McKinley has created another fantastic world with a strong female heroine. I wished things might be a little more explained and wanted to learn more about the characters, but overall, a wonderful story! (I have become a real fan of lots of McKinley's stuff, but be aware that her more adult titles have mrg stuff.)
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A little involving fire, but not gory.
Overall rating: ****