I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
Finished! I really enjoyed it, even though the pacing was sometimes excruciatingly slow and even though I wasn't entirely satisfied with the way some aspects of Barbara and Margerit's relationship were handled.
I've already purchased the second book, The Mystic Marriage, although I'll probably wait a bit to read it. I'm looking forward to it, though. It stars Antuniet, the scholar for whom Daughter of Mystery ended in nothing but tragedy, and Jeanne, Barbara's former lover.