Sorry that I'm a little late to the discussion! I wasn't able to finish up DoS&B until this morning and I didn't want to join in yesterday because I didn't want the ending to be spoiled for me!
Did anyone have trouble picturing the characters? I feel like I did. Maybe it's just because they were so magical and different, but I could have used more descriptions/references to the Chimaera's (especially) physical appearance. Even with Karou's family I found myself going back to the first few pages where the drawings she had made were discussed. I *almost* felt like I needed an illustration or something! Although, that would have spoiled what I envisioned on my own... so probably just more visual references to remind me of what each character looked like, and help me form a vision in my head.
Did anyone else find themselves struggling with this? Or did you feel like the descriptions provided were sufficient?