You know me; I love Megan Derr. This one builds on the wick universe. It was nice to see a full-length novel/novella, since the previous was a series of short stories.There was a curse in this one, and you know I love curses. All the angst-fodder...I actually didn't mind the Poor Communication Kills trope, but then again, it's clear where Starwick's coming from and why he would have the issues and reservations he does. Derr's a great author and her books are (generally) right up my alley because fantasy (including fairy tale fantasy) will forever and always be my home genre.