Maddeningly beautiful, I loved the lushness and richness of A Fierce and Subtle Poison. Beautifully written, as wild as the islands, and as mystical as a witch.
I expected a good story when I picked this up; what I got was a compelling historical read about a period in history I knew nothing about.
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It had a fairy tale feel to it, something atmospheric in a sense, that made reading it not feel like a child's tale, but more a cozy story you'd sit next to a fire while listening to it being told to you.