First in a series, but can easily be a stand-alone read. No one can retell a fairy tale quite like Dennis--refreshed, beautiful, touching, and entertaining.
From the back cover: "Once upon a winter's night, a poor crofter trades his daughter Camille to wed Prince Alain of the Summerwood in exchange for a lifetime of riches. Though love blossoms between Camille and the prince, he is haunted by sadness and will not allow her to see his unmasked face. Believing she can lift whatever curse has been bestowed upon him, Camille acts on her own--with devastating results, as all she loves is swept away.
Now, to regain what she has lost, she must embark on a desperate quest through the hinterlands of Faery, seeking a mysterious place lying somewhere east of the sun and west of the moon..."
This book was very descriptive, lots of vivid imagery described in narrative and was a well written fairy tale.
There is not much of it in the book, but I wanted to read an adult fairy tale with no explicit scenes and there were some in this book. It lost a star for that, and I could have done with more discussion between characters rather than so much narrative.