I certainly was not disappointed by this wonderful, deeply moving and very educational, historical fantasy. Kenaz has a wonderful way with words that transports you not only back in time, to turn-of-the-century Prague, but also to a world of parallel dimensions and magic.
The two principal characters in this tale are Seraphina and Turi, two young people who are destined to be together but are frequently separated by the different dimensions.
It is clear from the author's work that she has a deep and extensive understanding and knowledge of mystical practices that run through several religions.
One thing I particularly loved about this story was supporting cast of characters who were quirky and unique and added great flavour to the main quest, which was Seraphina and Turi's mission in the reality of Prague.
I love historical fiction and as a keen student of history, I really appreciated the delving into various faiths and beliefs and tying them all together into this idea of parallel dimensions.
This is a beautifully written book that opens up areas of Eastern European magic and fables that are often overlooked. This really is Kenaz; forte as I have discovered in her other books.
This is an author that should be read and if you are a fan of mysticism and magic, you will love this book. I did and I happily award it five stars.