Tanith Lee is one of my favorite authors and this book is a good example of her talents. She has taken the univerally known classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, already retold and revisited in just about every possible way and made it her own unique tale to tell. As always, her lanquage is evocative and clear and she keeps a tight rein on the story line. Is this a fantasy? Of course. Does that make it better? Definately.