Posted 06/25/09: I have just finished this wonderful novel by a first time author, by the name of Erick Setiawan. His introductory novel "Of Bees and Mists", is an intriguing, magical love story with many twists and turns. I absolutely found myself completely involved with each and every character. The first time you pick up this book, you see the cover and can't help but start to examine it, finding all sorts of interesting items hidden throughout the vines. Once you open and start reading, you will find yourself looking at a family, which appears to be dysfunctional at best. This book has love, magic, love lost, Escapism, and fascination beyond compare. I strongly urge you to pick up this novel. You won't be able to stop reading. Erick Setiawan is sure to go far and I'm sure that his first novel will soon be on the Best Sellers Lists everywhere.