• "In Ken McGoogan's artful telling, John Rae emerges from the shadows to take his place among the most intriguing of the 19th century Arctic explorers. This is delightful reading"

    Andrea Barrett, author The Voyage of the Narwhal
  • "A riveting story - backed by sold research - that illuminates a fascinating chapter in the annals of Arctic exploration"

    Wall Street Journal
  • "An overdue book that makes an important contribution to Arctic exploration history and yet remains compulsively readable for the non-specialist"

    Quill & Quire
  • "A riveting story of courage and determination, high adventure and imperial ambition... Excellent"

    Historical Novels Review
  • "A tale of ambition and high adventure... a passionate redemption of Rae's rightful place in history"

    Edinburgh Times