What an awesome read!I really love Pip Ballantine's writing. I read the first two books of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series before this, and knew I had to get my hands on this series as well. I was not disappointed.The world building, characters, plot, action, emotions...it all works. She doesn't give the reader the easy answers to settle into the world, just thrusting you into it and hoping you hold on for the ride. Absolutely recommend this book to fantasy lovers everywhere.