• "Quality fantasy writing with a fine feel for the past"

    Publishing News
  • "Beautifully crafted, this book is sure to capture the imagination of readers"

    Through the Looking Glass
  • "Enchanting fantasy, and very touching"

    Oxford Times
  • "The narrative pace never falters, the writer so confident and respectful of his creation that the reader is drawn gladly into the enchantment. . . . For all that adults might find to admire in it, it is nevertheless a big, generous children's book"