• "Impressively researched... he has a forensic grasp of the terrain and the tactics, produces excellent miniatures of the frontline generals and deploys extraordinary eyewitness accounts with great skill... Wheatcroft has done us all a service by bringing another part of the story of Ottoman-European interaction to the attention of English-speaking readers"

    Literary Review
  • "The book gives a fine account of the siege itself... thoughtful and thought-provoking, as well as being a cracking good story"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "It is tremendous stuff, a masterpiece of historical writing"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Wheatcroft captures the sweep of great events in this riveting book. He also nails historical myths that still resonate to this day"

    Simon Shaw, Daily Mail
  • "Well-balanced, readable and timely account of the 1683 siege"

    Jay Dixon, Historical Novels Review