With part fantasy, part magic, part love story, and made to come to life with the ebb and flow of shadow and light, this debut novel takes the Big Top by storm. Like a magic trick yet to unfold, you watch as the illusionist preps the stage, unsure as to the nature of the trick, and what to keep your eyes on. Likewise, this story mesmerizes with titillating sights and sounds, and when your attention is otherwise preoccupied, the enchantment happens in the next few paragraphs and chapters. And the 'tricks' just keep getting better and grander throughout. Très spectaculaire!