I loved this book. It's filled with typical stuff you'll find in a dark fairy tale, like castles and witches and death and violence - but it still has some light moments where it doesn't take itself too seriously. The structure took me a little time to get used to, but once that was accomplished I could not put this story down.
Excellent plot and character development. This author knows his stuff. I can't give this novel enough stars. Highly recommended.