• "A completely gripping, read-at-once novel"

    Erica Wagner, The Times
  • "Hold on tight and enjoy the ride... Tremendous stuff"

  • "One of the most potent and unusual works of literary fiction I've read in years... Mercurio's Yefgenii is as real as anyone you've ever cared about. And care you will"

    Michael Faber, Guardian
  • "A seat-of-the-pants ride through the life of top Soviet fighter ace with his sights set on the Moon, from an author whose sights are set just as high"

  • "A Russian version of The Right Stuff... Riveting"

    Daily Telegraph