Good read, but with a few key plot plot elements that don’t feel very plausible—and I’m not talking about the magic.
Tracker has a nose that can track anything, so he is hired to find a child. What follows is a really long, confusing, wandering, tedious, disjointed—and ultimately, forgettable—quest. I never found myself eager to find out what happens next, or caring much about a character.
Here are some things in this book: a bone dog, a possessed chicken, a failed fairy godmother, a goblin market, a disgraced knight, three impossible tasks, and an improbable quest to kill an evil prince.
It reminded me a bit of The Last Unicorn and The Princess Bride—a twisted not-exactly-fairytale-but-also-fairytale. It’s a perfect magical nugget of a fantasy novel. Highly recommended.