I managed to pick up a copy of this book, just before the end of the month. I was a bit concerned about finishing it on time, but as I started it, I just couldn't put it down. This is a highly original novel. While the story may be a bit like some others, the style is very unique. Multiple character pov's is not new, but writing each in the first person vernacular is. It was actually a bit hard to read because of this. Some of the characters were barely literate and caused me to have to re-read them in order to figure out what they were saying. I'm not sure I particularly liked the premise of the novel, but I sure did like the characters. This novel is what I was expecting from Nalo Hopkinson. I would have liked a better explanation of how the Norse mythology tied into the Egyptian. I would have also liked a bit more in the end in terms of just what happened when the jar was opened. But, overall, it was an exciting and interesting novel, somewhere between SF and Fantasy. Oh yeah...Rachel...just what did happen to her? I never quite understood.