Through a whirlwind of poetic writing, the reader experiences gypsies, magic, war, peace and prosperity. Although the excitement of the advancing story stumbles badly at one point, my imagination was fired by the fantasy elements, and I was deeply absorbed in the fate of the characters as they journeyed through horrors, some ending in tragedy. characters as they journey through horrors some ending in tragedy.
Hang in there reader. I’m glad I did. The last third of the book more than makes up for this. After slowly trudging along, unexpectedly I found myself captivated, emotionally re-invested in the characters, as the book picked up speed, and I was enticed back into the story until the very last sentence. All in all I gave this book four out of five stars. During the beginning and ending third I would’ve given it 5 out of 5 but during the middle I wanted to throw it across the room in disgust. In all seriousness though I strongly suggest that anyone who loves good writing, read this book, and force themselves through the middle for the reward at the end.