Admittedly, we are only 20 days into the new year (wow, 20 days already…), but this is likely going to rank up there as being one of the best books of the year. I have to say that it pretty much surpassed anything that I read in 2011. The world that Ms Taylor created was beautiful and descriptive, it made me want to go and visit Prague (which was already on my list of places to see before I die). I loved how she managed to tie in the cultural life of Prague, while integrating the fantasy world of Brimstorm, Isa and everyone else.
The narrator of the audiobook, Kristina Hvam, suited the book to a tee. I could close my eyes (not that I did that while driving!!) and see each of the characters in my head, from Karu to Akiva, Brimstone and Zuzanna. Unfortunately, now I have to wait for book two to come out (fingers crossed on it being sometime in September…I don’t know if i’ll have the patience to last much longer than that)