The book is a very loose retelling of the story of Rumpelstiltskin and you would recognize some elements of it like turning things into gold and the importance of names. The books of Naomi Novik have this magical and atmospheric thing that you want from a fairy tale.
Well, what can I say about this book...
I really liked it and that's why I gave it 4 stars at the end. But I had my issues with it. It was very slow paced for me in some places and the multiple POVs (I think I counted six) sometimes confused me. It would be better with less narrators in my opinion.
Despite that it still kept me captivated from the beginning until the end . It is a magical and very atmospheric book. I liked the story and how the author managed to compile so many aspects of it into one which made sense during the book. I liked the characters and in the end I was rooting for the Winter King. I loved the world building and the description of places and scenery was amazing.