This novel is somewhat of a departure from Holmberg’s other books, although it’s still a fantasy. Lark escaped her father who used her power to create fear in others to control the people of the town he ruled. Over the next seven years she wandered the land. Each settlement she thought could be her new home expelled her when they learned of her ability. She finally found a place with the huge trollis in their city under a bridge, much better organized than other places she’d been although there was a very distinct caste system and humans were at the bottom of it. The story built, sometimes in predictable ways and other times with surprises. The fast-moving action and great visuals added to my enjoyment of this beauty and the beast-like story.