Song of the Fairy Queen. A spectacular book in which very much is brought together. Adventure, love, loyalty and trust, battle, betrayal and the worst that people can bring up, all forged into a story that made it hard to put the book down even when my eyelids demanded it.
The characters are all detailed in a very friendly and convincing way, their interaction - be it with friend of foe - is believable (important especially for a fantasy book). Every new setting that I was led into became real in my mind, I could hear and see and smell it. And trust me, some of the places that the heroes in the story visit are definitely unpleasant. Definitely a book to read for fantasy lovers who appreciate Fairies without the fairy-tale bit.