I have just finished reading Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. It is about the unlikely friendship, rivalry, enmity and cooperation between two magicians at the height of the Napoleonic Wars. It is also about the Raven King, vassal of Oberon and Lucifer, and ruler of Northern England, and Vinculus, the sorceror.
I have to say, I am mightily impressed. This might just be the best fantasy novel since the Lord of the Rings. It’s profoundly refreshing and powerful. I loved it.