This was sort of a twisted fable or fairy tale. Gorgeous writing. A strange detached elegant style. Reading it was a tingly pleasure from page 1. But it was WEIRD AS HELL. Like NG – if he went about 5 steps too far. It reminded me of Dr Strange and Mr Norrell as well – but again more over the top. i thoroughly enjoyed reading every word, and i’ll look for something else by the author. But not soon bc i could use a recovery from this.