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  • Pacey and juicy, and packed with action

    Sunday Times
  • Energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience

  • A novel that seamlessly combines narrative, historical credence and great knowledge of the period

    Daily Express
  • Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction

    Daily Mirror
  • Superbly plotted and paced

    The Times
  • Conn breathes new life into the darkest and most dramatic of times, with a flair for both the huge scale and human interest of it all

  • Exceptionally well-written and gripping

  • Compelling reading

    Woman & Home
  • A benchmark for historical fiction, showcasing Conn Iggulden at his finest

    Parmenion Books blog
  • Full of period detail, the narrative weaves a glittering thread through the complex, political chaos of the time. It's been said that Game of Thrones is the Wars of the Roses written as fantasy: this is the real thing, more glorious, more passionate, far, far more gritty

    Manda Scott, author and head of HWA

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