As in Book 1 of this series, I was immediately enchanted by Valente's writing. She has a way with words that is almost magical. Though this one is just a short story, I am thrilled that she decided to tell Mallow's story. It could easily have been expanded into a full-length tale, but for once I'm actually satisfied with a short story. If you enjoyed "The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her own Making," then you will be equally delighted by this story. I can't wait to read more of what Ms. Valente has to offer.