It’s a book about corruption, the reasons we choose to live with it and the true cost of confronting it.
It encompasses a love story, an adventure story, there is even an element of fantasy that creeps in – all beautifully written by an author who has the skill of combining vivid, atmospheric scene setting with a relatively lean delivery.
Mitchell’s books are never a chore to read and this is no exception. It will give you a sense of being in an alien environment but dealing with matters that feel close to your heart.
It’s really good.