This book assures the reader that author Katherine Lampe is not just a one book writer. This second book in the Caitlin Ross series is engaging, fully realized and VERY difficult to put down (or turn off as the case may be). Caitlin and Timber become even more fully developed and familiar, and the supporting cast is made up of totally "real" people.
The "behind-the-scenes" look at the festival scene is illuminating and fun in Lampe's now familiar slightly cutting style.
And let us not forget the magic, plenty of gritty, troublesome, dangerous, and very effective magic. Lampe takes on that most capricious of magics, the wish, in this installment, reaffirming the old saying, "be careful what you wish for."
Caitlin's interactions with her patron gods are both a little humorous and slightly terrifying, as they should be.
After reading this volume, you may never experience a local festival the same again.
(reviewed 35 days after purchase)