• "Mr Peake's first novel holds one with its glittering eye - It has a genuine plot in the strictest sense, and it persuades you to read on simply in order to know what will happen - its gallery of characters is wonderful"

  • "A gorgeous volcanic eruption... A work of extraordinary imagination"

    New Yorker
  • "The Gormenghast Trilogy is one of the most important works of the imagination to come out of [this] age"

    Anthony Burgess, Spectator