Croggon’s characters and environmental descriptions glow with a romantic sensibility and resonate beautifully with archetypal connections to Tolkien.
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
A challenging and fully realized epic adventure.
—School Library Journal, starred review
This Australian import is high fantasy of high caliber.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, The
Many fantasy fans will look forward to following Maerad’s adventures in the next volumes of this fantasy quest.
Unbelievably fine, this book represents fantasy storytelling at its best. This exemplary novel is sure to appeal to all fantasy fans.
—Voice of Youth Advocates