Perkinson...chooses her words carefully and they blend together to create a multitude of images all at once. Sometimes it is necessary to re-read a passage to make sure that everything has been absorbed. Perkinson never talks down to her readers. She assumes they can assimilate what is going on without constantly backing up over or explaining the plot points. The Mystic Market is a thoughtful book. The story itself can be easily read and enjoyed, but the reader who looks for more will find it.