A highlight of the year! Loved this book and the twists and turns and events I didn't always see coming and had me reading way too late into the night. The magical world that was created was captivating and the characters vividly written. Poppy was brilliant, with her wit and strength and Hawke with his swagger and banter. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the next book ... I only hope it's not too long - but I can feel a re-read coming on either way.