"Rich, evocative storytelling."
"This is storytelling of subtlety and nuance and, for the reflective reader, all the more satisfying for that."
"¿a glorious panorama of medieval life, packed with incident and colour, brave deeds, passion , deception and even murder¿and is surely destined to be become a classic."
"¿an impressively multi-layered book, beautifully written, and a terrific piece of storytelling. I was impressed as much by Crossley-Holland's way with words as by the story itself."