I loved the photography use and the author's creative imagination. I am not sure, however, about the actual "fantasy/magical" element of the book. The bad guys...I dunno... The prologue had me hooked, I at first thought it was the author sharing his real grandfather's account...but the further along I got... The romance between the 80 year old but she's really 16...the same girl his grandfather liked... Ew. I just feel he's still playing stand in for his grandfather.