It is very sombre, dark and I would even say oppressive. The words, which are beautifully composed are in danger of dragging the reader down into those murky depths the writer has created. So if you are looking for some light hearted reading you shall not find it between these pages. I think the epic fantasy and horror readers will enjoy it. I am trying to think what comes close in comparison, perhaps the darkness of Poe and the depression of Kafka mixed with a huge slab of fantasy genre, with an odd fanged villian or two to go with it. I wonder, if this creation has been brought forth from the tortured soul and the inner demons of this writer, then what could he achieve if he let the sun shine through with the same intensity.An interesting read.