This book was rather like reading poetry, so steeped was it in myth and mystery. Once unraveled though, it was rather sad and poignant. It felt a bit like there was a mist over the first half of the book, like a sea fog, as the reader finds their way through the story, trying to make sense of what’s happening and to whom.
Once the characters emerge from the mist though, which I found was very much in the second half of the book, there is more clarity and I found things to be more in focus.
Interestingly this was when there was a move of setting, from deep countryside, to an urban environment. This was definitely a slow starter of a book, but once I concentrated, it was a well thought out and complex story, with a rather bittersweet ending. Worth reading.