Super slow. Only for the last 30% or so I rated it 3 stars. Not because it was boring, but it was mostly about the art of blacksmith, and honestly I am not interested in it and my vocabulary in that field is poor. Most of the book was about that and Sand and Perrotte eating and mending and knowing each other. Overall it is a nice retelling (of "Sleeping Beauty"; if I am not wrong, I think the original Beauty was named Perrotte? plus the thorns surrounding the castle).