This book is too much of a brick to lug around so I haven't been reading it much.
So far we have the younger brother in the dungeon in full possession of the reasons why he's been thrown in there (his older brother hates him because their father tried to disinherit him in the younger brother's favour), and the young female neighbour staying at Mornepierre while being pursued by the older brother while she's still in love with the younger brother.
Not entirely sure where we'll be going for the next eight hundred pages or so...
It's a fairly easy read aside from my almost complete ignorance of medieval terms in French.
A perfectly fine story. I like Rook a lot, but am less enamored of Dominic Kopecky. I just wanted a toe-dip into the world of the series before committing myself to it. This short tale was enough to allow me to get the sense of what Author Hawk was planning...a New York City imbued with magical energy that expresses itself via pseudoscientific means...to see if this could keep my soap-opera lovin' story-slurpin' soul from parching into dust. I mean, Whyborne & Griffin is only one more novel from being complete on my reader radar! I need sudsy sweet seriesness! Now!!
Three winks in under 40pp means one entire star off.