This was an utter delight. I read it from start to finish in one sitting and don’t regret it in the slightest. I’ve been reading a lot of (very good) epic fantasy lately, and this was such a refreshing break from the heavy seriousness of it all. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, but is also very sweet (and funny).
Kit is grumpy and charming, Percy and his valet remind me rather a lot of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, though Percy is rather cleverer than Wooster. I find myself very curious what mischief Marian was getting up to throughout it all, and hope her book will follow soon.
I also have to hand it to Cat Sebastian for her rendition of Kit’s injury that causes him chronic pain. It was thoughtful and integrated into the story and felt real and honest.
*Thanks to NetGalley and Avon for providing an e-arc to review.