My sister bought this book (translated in Bulgarian by the title ''Вещерът'') a few years ago as a present for her boyfriend. I had no intention of reading it. I just wanted to have a sneak peek but ended up going through the entire book. I never expected it to be that good but... Wow! This story captured me. A true adventure! I enjoyed every word of this intriguing, hilarious but also terrifying fairy-tale, the strange characters and even the creepy creatures. I strongly recommend it to anyone who likes unusual alternative-medieval stories :)