A fairytale true to the dark, foreboding origins of such stories and original as they come.
Poison and her companions are living out the stories weaved by the Oliphaunt... yet Poison does not feel like someone else's creation. She does not believe that she is confined to choices preordained. Before ever she learns that there is more to her world than the bog that she lives in, her little sister is stolen by the fey and Poison leaves to recover her. But her journey takes her away from the world she grew up in and forces her to take on a quest to save all of reality.
Thanks to Grace for the recommendation. It was a very interesting and intriguing read.
I saw most of the major plot twists and points, but I still had a lot of fun and found the story quite original, if foreboding at times. The characters reminded me of Lloyd Alexander's just a bit.