I saw Stardust in the cinema and for some reason the film appealed to me at every level. This was the same. For a while I thought it may be a run of the mill vampire book, but I was very pleasantly surprised. It's a beautifully crafted book with a lot going for it. Characterisation is very good and the tale has lots of twists and turns, and originality. It is primarily for fantasy fans but I expect a great many other readers would also enjoy this. A terrific book.