A slowburner, this fantasy novel sets up a confrontation between the god-like figures living Above and ruling the land and the humans living Below. The plot is about establishing all the major characters among the Others and the humans, their thoughts ,whims and ambitions from the lowly Thistle to Calla, servant to the Aubade.
It certainly takes a while for any action to take place as it also encompasses political machinations among many of the characters. It's quite engaging eventually and I've bought the next in the series to see how it develops. Recommended to fantasy lovers but don't expect too much!