I loved this book. It was so rich and intricate, a whole new world. I adore Rossamund. I just wanted to hug him the whole book. I loved his relationship with Europe, how she called him "little man", and was tough on him at times, but you could tell how much she loved him. I loved the deft manner in which Cornish examines the ethics of the man versus monster conflict, which intimately involves both Rossamund and Europe. This is a book not to be missed by fantasy lovers. Highly recommended, but start with Foundling.I stand by my casting choices:Gemma Arterton as Lady Europe, The Branden RoseKodi Smit-McPhee as RossamundReviewed for Bitten by Books. http://bittenbybooks.com.