I much prefer the UK edition over the one released in America.
First of all, the U.S. copy is labeled as a novel. I walked into reading this book treating it as such. After six hundred pages, I was pulling out my hair because I had no idea how Cronin would wrap up that complex of a story.
Several days later, I’m told it is the first book in a trilogy.
Gee, that explains so much.
Pick up a paperback copy, which is due on May 17th, from your local bookstore. Cronin is a masterful storyteller that transports you to a different time forced into a new lifestyle.
As for my next read, I picked up a copy of The Magicians by Lev Grossman. I’m already falling in love with the characters. It’s only been twenty pages, and I feel like I have met new friends.