I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
So far, this is gorgeous. Kind of Mythago Wood meets King Lear. There's dark magic and star magic and a mad king....it's like black velvet.
Perhaps my first 5 star book of 2019????