• "Joins the ranks of Rosemary Sutcliff, Mary Stewart and Marion Bradley"

    Pendragon Magazine
  • "Helen Hollick has a powerful talent for bringing the past vividly to life"

    Elizabeth Chadwick
  • "A spellbinding novel - a fabulous read and one to be recommended unreservedly. If only all historical fiction could be this good"

    Historical Novels Review
  • "Saxon England comes alive in this stunning novel of political intrigue, tragedy and an indomitable queen. A colourful and compelling read"

    Lancashire Evening Post
  • "Compelling, convincing and unforgettable"

    Sharon Penman