• "Remarkable...a big book that can comprehend the history of a nation, and so many lives, with love"

    The Times
  • "An exotic vision and a brilliant, impassioned epic"

  • "Mesmerizing... A novel of force and charm"

    Washington Post
  • "This is a novel like the novels no one seems to write anymore: thick with plot and bristling with characters who play out their lives over three generations of conflict and reconciliation. A novel to be read for its brilliant craftsmanship and its narrative of inescapable power"

    El Pais, Madrid
  • "Announcing a truly great read: a novel thick and thrilling, full of fantasy, terror and wit, elaborately crafted yet serious and accurate in its historical and social observations"

    Die Welt, Berlin