I enjoyed these short stories, some more than others. I liked the overarching story of the monastery and thought all the mysteries were unique so it wasn't too repetitive. Looking forward to trying the rest of the series.
This book really frustrated me, its such an original concept but it just didn't work. The best way to describe this is a young adult Arabian western with added magic and mythical beings which sounds like a recipe for a really original story, sadly by the end I just had no interest anymore. I don't even know why I lost interest; when I started it I was really enjoying it but as I got further it just lost something. It's such a shame as there is so much potential and it wasn't even badly written, I just didn't get into it.