As soon as I read the first sentences of this book I knew that I would not enjoy it as much as I expected to. The long, intricate sentences and the at times unusual choice of words made it not very easy to get into a good reading flow. When a book is written like that it's always hard for me (English is my second language) to enjoy it.
So the book did not work for me. But I think readers who like to read books written in a way that offers every facet of the English language, a book set into a magical and extraordinary world, will love this novel.