I have had this book on my TBR pile for quite some time and was excited to finally be able to read it. This was an amazing read and just a very beautifully done folk story/fairy tale of sorts. I have also read Iron-Hearted Violet by Barnhill, but I didn't like that book as much as this one.
I listened to this on audiobook and Moore did an amazing job of narrating it. The characters' personalities were captured perfectly and it was a joy to listen to. I would definitely recommend listening to on audiobook if you enjoy audiobooks.
This is one of those books that really focuses on the concept of a good story and does it beautifully. The story is fantastically crafted and just absolutely magical.
There is a lot of discussion about sorrow and love; along with dragons, witches, magic, and volcanoes. It was an amazing read that kids and adults alike will enjoy.
Overall this was just an amazingly well crafted story with a very classic folk tale feel to it; something that you don't see a lot of these days. I would highly recommend to those who enjoy books that are excellently crafted classic feeling folk tales or fairy tales.