• Toby Clements is an exceptionally good writer. His debut was a tour de force. His second novel outdoes that, bringing new depth to his characters, and continuing his vivid, blood-soaked insight into the real, grim, ghastly, and occasionally glorious human cost of the Wars of the Roses. This is history in the raw: powerful, potent stuff, always real, but always gloriously unpredictable. This is a gem of a book, one of my must-reads for this year.

    Manda Scott
  • This is a miserable, vicious world, vividly recreated by Clements. Immersive historical fiction at its best.

    The Times
  • The book glides along effortlessly, it’s a simple excellent love story, bursting with action, intrigue and history. a real contender for book of the year.

    Parmenion Books
  • It's raw and heart-rending… A searing narrative that will definitely stay with you after you've closed the book.

    Fantasy Smorgasboard

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