What do you get when you start with a retelling of A Thousand and One Nights, and add in a self-important bird god, two brave women in love, mustachioed men, a stupid and cruel bet, a moon who visits earth, a magic pebble, an ordinary pebble, more mustachioed men, a singing harp, traitors, wise grandmas, and a secret league of storytellers? A hilarious, fantastic book. A beautiful, witty, sarcastic, poignant, wonderfully sass-filled book. A book you'll mount on your wall and recommend to all your friends and clutch tightly to your chest and laugh lots to, as well. Could not recommend more.