Ellen Kushner
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This book is not a straight forward fantasy. I guess it's more what they call a Fantasy of Manners - what Jane Austen would write if she wrote fantasy. Not completely my thing, but this book was enjoyable enough.

Mostly it was enjoyable because it is well written, and descriptions can be beautiful. The characters on the other hand are not likable. I never really cared about any of them, and seriously, Richard and Alex needed to go their separate ways, they clearly were not a great couple.

I do want to read book 2 to see if this series gets better.