Holy Dante’s Inferno! Give me more Galaxy Stern! Leigh Bardugo weaved the perfect occult tapestry full of history, imaginary, and magic that I have only experienced in the best and rarest books… raw magic, that we mere mortals only dream of spring to life in Ninth House, and those monsters of the dark that are seen only by those gifted, or cursed. Or for those who continue to seek ways to see the “lost places, maybe even lost people who might come to life…” If only one can find the right magic words. The true challenge is telling who is evil, who the real monsters are.