“Ball proves himself a master storyteller, his richly detailed literary canvas bringing to life an age of religious fanaticism and conflict.”
–The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"David Ball has built an action-packed, often erotic and always sensual epic-adventure around a handful of well-developed characters swept up in the maelstrom of 16th-century holy wars between two different worlds…. IRONFIRE resonates with masterful and real details exceeding imagination."
"[Ball’s] descriptions convincingly evoke the savagery of this 16th-century religious war."
"Entertaining, swashbuckling, at times sexy, packed with raw emotion, and just plain fun."
–Boulder Daily Camera
From the Hardcover edition.