• "Rice writes with a captivating elegance and a mordant wit. She can create fear in the dark but her most dangerous gift is that the shivers sent down the spine are most sensual"

    Literary Review
  • "Rice knows what her readers want - scene after scene of magic and conjuring, with a liberal sprinkling of horror and eroticism"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Rice's writing is wonderfully imaginative and as creepily splendid as a hot-house orchid"

    Sunday Times
  • "Rice's witches are sensual glamorous beings, bisexual and hedonistic, whose power is a knife that cuts both ways"

  • "Sensuous... A steaming brew of vampires and witches"

    Los Angeles Tmes