Black is the Colour reminds me of the fairytale stories that I read while growing up. It's a bit darker and definitely a bit sexier than what a child should read, but it had that feel, and that is what I absolutely loved about reading this story.
It actually feels a bit like Romeo and Juliette meets Medieval Disney Princess, with a bit of Celtic lore thrown in. It made for a unique and intriguing read that I couldn't put down.
There were bits of the story that I would have loved more information to explain the "lore" that was being referenced, but I feel that it was well developed overall. The characters matched up well with the story and I loved how the hero and heroine accepted each other as they were.
The editing seemed to fall apart later in the story as I noticed more errors, but it wasn't overly distracting from the story. In addition, this story is written in British English, which could be distracting for American readers as words such as "colour" (color) will appear misspelled.
I give "Black is the Colour" 5 stars for the pure fact it captured my imagination and wouldn't let go until I finished reading the entire book.