• "So we have a fant-sci-historico-romp on our hands. And we'll need both of them because this is one juggling act of a novel....some will cover their ears but some will want to leap up to dance"

    The Times
  • "Rambunctious, rollicking, yet lightly spun... Interestingly different... Younger writes with great vigour and playfulness. His characters are rich and vividly drawn... Energetic and undisciplined, full of dirty, chaotic life - and death"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "A deeply English dystopia...Each of Lingus's perceptions is lovingly worked, and so is each minor character's speaking voice. The novel succeeds because of the breadth of language it uses"

  • "Full of splendid disjointed moments, in which tropes from the picturesque squalor of the historical thriller are relocated into a satiric future"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Darkly comic"

    Daily Express