“The world of this book is dark and beautiful and utterly believable; and, as I’ve come to expect of Marchetta’s work, the characters are wonderfully complex. Here is an author who writes fantasy as well as she writes realism — and in the case of Melina Marchetta, that’s high
praise, indeed!” — Kristin Cashore, author of GRACELING and FIRE — Quote
“A tremendous achievement; a wonderful story full of vivid characters and landscapes. . . .Spellbinding and fantastic.” — SYDNEY MORNING HERALD — Quote
“A hauntingly beautiful fantasy allegory. . . . A daring departure from Marchetta’s previous books, and it works brilliantly.” — THE CANEBERRA TIMES — Quote
From the Hardcover edition.