This is a magical fable with the feeling of tragedy. Other reviewers
have pointed out the Wizard of Oz references, and these do indeed make
the book a must for the lovers of the Baum classic. But it has a lot
more to it. Romantic tragedy is at the core for all the fable like
setting. The book is really descriptive and sometimes too descriptive but I loved the entire book as a whole and the story kept you interested throughout the entire book.