I recieved a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing, in exchange for my review. The opinions expressed are my own.

I have not read any of Stephen Lawhead’s books. I was so excited to read this and delve back into some of the fantasy “nonsense” I used to enjoy. Immediately, I regretted this choice. I struggled through the book, wanting to like the characters. I didn’t. The only character I truly felt a sense of kinship with at all was Wilhelmina. And that was a stretch.. Maybe our love of pastries?? The book starts out with a fascinating concept and carries it through. I think the idea that this book is the start of a series held the story back. I expect that those who read the next books will learn more about the characters and the story line and maybe fall in love with the series.. It just isn’t for me.