"My lady, command me."
Allow me, if I may, to share my journey with Baru Cormorant. Around about 40% of the way through this book, I was struggling and thinking that it might just scrape a 3-star rating. Fast forward to the finish and I have decided on an easy 4.5 stars (though 5 stars on paper - because we were always told to round up during Maths. . .)