This book started quite well. An interesting folk story about a giant worm inhabiting the countryside for a 1000 years. But very shortly after that it just stopped making sense! I'm not sure what was worse in this book the sexism or the racism! Probably the racism, I've never read any book that had the word "nigger" used SO many times!
I'm not sure why flying a giant kite turned someone mad. I don't understand why a powerful supernatural creature who'd existed for millenia would want to get married because of gambling debts. It didn't make sense that they thought Mimi was at risk from Lady Arabella when it was her sister who was getting attacked! And if they filled the worm's nest with sand while she was in it surely she'd have noticed and if she wasn't there, how did she get back in when it was full of sand and dynamite?
Definitely NOT one I'd recommend. The version I have also has The Lady of the Shroud in it, but as this was so dismal I'm not sure if I will bother reading it!...Continua