I generally enjoy Mr. Maguire's novels.
I have always enjoyed fairy tales, and the slight twist he applies to the more traditional tales is fun to follow.
That said, I felt this story ran very slow. I generally can pick up a book and fly through it. This one never grabbed me.
I wanted to see how it progressed, so I continued to dig in, hoping the pace would pick up and I would feel more invested in the tale. This never occurred.
I felt invested in finishing this novel as I wanted to discover how the plot would wrap up.
I enjoyed the last few pages, and how the story was completed.
This is not my favorite of his works.