One of the subgenres of fantasy, in my mind anyway, is the fantasy of the absurd. The Palace Job certainly has one foot in this category. An adventure, a heist, to be sure, but also an eclectic assortment of characters, and a little parody and silliness mixed in.
Overall, it was sometimes amusing, but for some reason not terribly involving. Mistakes and rescues...over and over. I really liked a couple of characters, but others were vague or, in the case of the unicorn, downright annoying.
It was OK--not great, not awful.
Fantasy. 2013. Print version: 439 pages.