Almost gave this up but it did improve and I am glad I persevered.
The book is historical, it introduced me to 'netsuke' and led on to do some research on these delightful carvings. The authors descriptions of buildings makes one look at buildings in a different way.
. Very interesting interview with author at end.
Time team comes to mind when I hear Tony, and Stephen does a much better 'Death'. character.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. But there is a glitch in about the last 15-20 minutes, they repeat the segment after the dwarfs meet them, hope this can be fixed, it mucks up the flow of the ending.
Having already physically read this book and all her others I had looked forward to listening to it. I was not disappointed, I found the reader easy to listen to, I was also eager to hear how some of the words used were pronounced. I think Cecilia has put a lot of research into her storyline and takes the reader on a fascinating journey. Her descriptions may be long and boring to some but I find they enable me to picture in my mind what she is describing. They also put you there in the story. I hope that we will have all her books available on audible soon.
Audible I hope you will get the 3rd book in this series and also her Crowthistle Chronicles. Pure escapism for me.
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