What a wonderfully well written and enchanting book this is. I found it difficult to put down and felt almost sad when I finished it, so I read it again. The tale is so imaginative and incredibly descriptive that the characters almost leap out of the page at you and closing your eyes you could be right there with them in Sheffield, the Gloaming, Hibercadia or any of the wonderful places that the plot takes you to. The storyline, although complex and action packed, was not difficult to follow and this is no accident but the skill of the writer. I wait with bated breath for the next and subsequent episodes to be published. I could easily see this tale translated and transferred to the big screen and believe it could rival, if not exceed, the success of other films of this genre. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone, perhaps as an excellent stocking filler this holiday season.