The world of the Iron Thorn is so cool. Just when I think I have a handle on it something opens up and I'm looking at another facet I haven't ever thought of. If you'd asked me if steampunk fairy tales were workable I would have said no and I would have been wrong. My only complaint is that the heroine was a wee bit whiny and it got to me in some places. I know your life sucks and you want to find your brother but I don't want to hear about it every other paragraph.