• "A brilliant novel, thrilling and mysterious with a suspense hard to bear"

    Historical Novel Society
  • "Gripping reading"

    Good Book Guide
  • "There is much to recommend this book."

    Kathy Stevenson, Daily Mail
  • "Do you have a Game of Thrones-shaped hole in your life? Tim Willocks’s brutal but highly intelligent follow-up to The Religion may not be fantasy but it’s a thrilling epic that will satisfy even the most bloodthirsty reader’s appetite for gore, intrigue and religious fanaticism"

  • "Willocks pulls no punches in his descriptions of the bloodletting and terror… This is definitely one for those with a far stronger stomach than mine"

    Daily Mail