"Furious where it needs to be, deceptively tender where it can get away with it, adventurous all around."—Sam Sykes
"Hope and Red is my favorite book of the year. Full of nonstop, irresistible adventure, it captures that wonderful classic epic fantasy feel, while introducing a fantastic pair of memorable new heroes. I can't wait for the sequel!"—Sarah Beth Durst, author of The Queen of Blood
"Skovron's eye for characterization and situations is exceptional... A compelling coming-of-age yarn."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Engaging ... [Skovron's] skillfully developed world, filled with swords and magic, is a perfect foil for his dynamic characters."—Library Journal
"A great swashbuckling adventure."
—The Sun (UK)
"A fun beginning ... promises to be a great series."—Philadelphia Free Press
"The adventures of Hope and Red will continue, and you should plan to sail with them."—SFRevu
"Gripping and, most importantly, fun."—SFX