When I first began to read this novel, I expected a cliche dystopian science fiction story like the multitude of others that have been published lately. I was, however, pleasantly surprised. Albin's book is unique: Time is a tangible object, a new universe exists on top of planet Earth, and control is ostensibly in the hands of weaving spinsters. As absurd and impossible as such a world seems, Albin brings it to life with stunning vivacity. Most of all, the voice of the protagonist, Adelice, shines throughout the entire novel. Most books narrated in the first person come across as bland and one-dimensional, but in this one, being able to see the situations as Adelice saw them and to know what she was thinking at all times simply added to the profoundness of the book. All in all, an indelible read - I can't wait to get my hands on the next of the series!