• "Sequels often disappoint, but here is one that's every bit as sharp, as surprising and as satisfying as the original."

  • "Doyle's performance is, again, extraordinary for the richness of allusion, the facility with which history is dovetailed with invention, the energy of the prose."

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Brilliantly imagined... Utterly magnificent, the finest work he has done."

    Sunday Tribune
  • "Kicks off at a furious lick and just gets faster, hotter, louder. Hugely, unremittingly entertaining."