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  • 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

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