I always enjoy dipping into another culture's folklore as it is always instructive and educational. There is so much to be learnt about culture, life and respect by examining the legends handed down through the generations through their folklore. The Japanese, especially have a wonderful history and tradition that still flows through into their society today and helps to explain their cultural makeup and their societal structures. Morgana does a marvellous job of conveying the sense of history and the beautiful settings in which the action takes place.
I found the writing to be incredibly compelling; the descriptions were vivid and alive allowing me, as a reader, to transplant myself right into the middle of the fable. It's a great story and my only gripe is it was way too short. To make up for that, the author has included an additional bonus; a sneak-peek into her new work Wind and Magic. That did allow me to enjoy more of this writer's work and I liked what I saw.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to explore other cultures, through their fables and legends. A very good read and well worth the four stars I'm giving it.