Having read all the books of the Sevenwaters trilogy by Juliet Marillier a couple of years ago, I was eager to read this next book. I have to say that the Sevenwaters trilogy was my favorite trilogy of this author and I have a vivid memory of staying up late trying to finish the books, especially the first one (Daughter of the Forest). Although the present book was entertaining and the story was enticing, sparking my curiosity, I must admit I felt disappointed. It read more as a romance for teenage girls, than an adult fantasy fiction book, something that I wasn’t fully expecting. Could it be that I, as a reader, have changed in what I expect of a book in the years that have gone by between reading the first three books and now? It is possible, but I do not feel like that is all there is too it.