Hands down best books I've read in a while! I know there are mixed reviews and you will probly either love it or hate it but I think the plot is great, the characters have depth and even though I love romance fantasy, I appreciate that love is NOT in the least bit the focal point of this series.
Observe the magical brilliance of Jackie Morris. She likes cats, Bjork, the madness of nursery rhymes and Blade Runner (obviously - who doesn't?). Not only is she an amazingly talented artist, but she's illustrated books for Ted Hughes, Mary Hoffman, Caroline Pitcher, Terry Pratchett (amongst others), and is a beautiful example of just how visually compelling language can be.