'Rich, complex, involving, and hard to put down. Excellent high fantasy'
'Nix has created an ingenious, icy world in the throes of chaos. The action charges along at a gallop, imbued with an encompassing sense of looming danger. A page-turner for sure'
'Filled with twists and turns, playful inventiveness and dark magic, and is sure to satisfy [Nix's] many readers'
'The reader's absorption into the intrigue, magic and dazzling richness of the worlds and characters created by Nix is irresistible pleasure ...'
Australian Review of Books
'Terror, courage, bitterness, love, desperation, and sacrifice all swirl together in an apocalyptic climax that pits both Life and Death together against the destruction of everything ... breathtaking, bittersweet and utterly unforgettable.'