At the start of the book we meet Happenstance who – I’m not even sure if that’s his name, but that's just me – has been woken by an unseen person [we only hear his voice] and has no recollection of his life before, whether it be where he was from or even his name, and so Mr. Unseen voice tells Happenstance to follow this group of people, Lord Umber, Sophie and Oates.
Umber is an eccentric man, with due reason actually, who I quite enjoyed hearing speak. There is a mystery that surrounds him as well as Happenstance, and how the mystery unfolded was done very nicely. Nothing was drawn out and nothing was revealed too quickly. Oates is another fun character who has been cursed to speak the truth, and he does it quite bluntly, often times getting himself into trouble.
The pacing, to me, was done just right and there weren't any pauses, so to speak, within the story.
All in all this was a fun and enjoyable read ^_^ 4.5 rating