And the reviews, they've started to roll in. Here's the first batch:
Thirteen O'Clock calls it "one of those tales that sweeps you away into the beauty of the macabre and leaves you with a pang of sadness in your heart".
Creative Kids Tales pronounces it "A great book for all ages."
Read Plus calls it "a delightfully dark fairy tale, full of Battersby's whimsy and charm." That's right. I have whimsy and charm, so suck it.
Lamont Books says it is "a perfeect story for your year 5/6 girls who like a good supernatural story with a twist," which is remarkably specific.
And My Best Friends Are Books declares "Magrit i a wonderfully crafted story that is magical, unusual, strange and captivating."
Also, Books + Publishing gives it a 5 star review, which I can't link to because it's behind a paywall and I'm cheap, but come on, 5 stars!
So there you go, then. Turns out, it might be quite good......