• "An unmissable writer"

  • "Barry has an extraordinary talent for creating historical characters who inhabit a convincing past"

  • "Both a history lesson about a hushed-up episode of British imperialism and a dramatic read"

    Daily Mail
  • "An epic adventure across dangerous mountains and towards the remote kingdom of Bhutan... A convincing read"

    Big Issue
  • "Passages of lyrical descriptive writing create a vivid sense of place, conjuring the light, colour, wildlife and weather of Bhutan. A rich seam of the picturesque animates the novel"

    Times Literary Supplement