• "Told in magnificent, rolling prose"

    The Times
  • "Sutcliff [is] a wonderful writer of historical novels"

    Birmingham Post
  • "The late Sutcliffe's take on the legend will appeal to both children and adults . . . This is great swashbuckling stuff, full of adventure and romance but with a darker edge than one would expect"

    South Wales Argus
  • "Whether Sutcliff is calling up the ale houses of Dublin or the battle-torn moors of Scotland, her descriptive language and dialogue transport readers back to a time and place not usually visited in young people's fiction"