KIRKUS REVIEWS, November 1, 2013:
“Accomplished poet and novelist Christopher delivers a debut for teens thickly woven with 18th-century Venetian intrigue and metaphysical magic . . .engrossed readers should gladly ride the plot’s twists and turns.”
BOOKLIST, January 1, 2014:
“Magical realism, accurate historical details regarding eighteenth century Europe and Vivaldi’s orphan orchestra, and richly detailed musical ephemera combine in a sprawling, poetic, sophisticated, and atmospheric novel.”
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, December 1, 2013:
“[A] lush tale of music, magic, and intrigue . . .a good choice for those looking for a lush, challenging read.”
From the Hardcover edition.