"Jon Snow won't be the only 'bastard' whose name readers will remember."
"Shvarts combines mystery, romance, and fantasy with dynamic and diverse characters of different ethnicities to create a book that is difficult to put down. This story has something for everyone; readers will be clamoring for the sequel."
"Shvarts' action-packed debut champions diversity, counsels perseverance, and highlights the human cost of war. The pace is zippy, Shvarts' mythology is rich, and...the conclusion packs thrills and a serious emotional wallop."
"Shvarts creates a diverse world with distinct geography and subcultures for this series opener. Adventure-loving fantasy readers will eat it up."—Kirkus Reviews