If you aren't a fan of this author's other books, you should still check this one out. It's sort of historical fantasy with a little of a fairytale feel maybe. It is back in the times of ruling kings and has magicians and such. I recommend it for all ages. It's probably more of a young adult or maybe even middle grade. It's a little harsher on everything not going perfectly compared to some middle grade books, but it's definitely not like his adult horror. I'm enjoying how little bits of his books connect to each other too.