• "'Assured and capable...a fine read - charming, intelligent and occasionally witty'"

    The Times
  • "'Many fascinating strands woven into this beautifully written saga endorse the author's mastery of narrative. Sympathy, style and control mark the polished horseman; these talents are surely applicable to this talented writer'"

    Country Life
  • "'A riveting tale...Matthew Hervey has now joined Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe and Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey'"

    Birmingham Post
  • "'The novel's re-creation of the period ... should keep fans of the regency military-romance genre happy'"

    The Sunday Times
  • "'Confirms his undoubted talents and marks him out as the heir to Patrick O'Brian and C.S.Forester'"