It was okay. I'm not quite sure what he was going for with this one. It felt like it wanted to be too many things. I disliked the protagonist, and he never redeemed himself or grew interesting in my dislike of him. The joy and delight I could have taken from all the nods and asides to beloved children's fiction never materialized. It all felt clompy. Tchaikovsky is an instabuy author for me, so this was kind of disappointing. The premise was strong, but the actual story felt shallow and dull.
Published March 31, 2023 by Black Library, The, Solaris.