'Impeccably researched - of course! - and deeply enjoyable. Goes down in a big, delicious gulp of action and mystery, with a taste of romance'
A rich narrative and scintillating storyline inspired by real historical characters
This is an impressive debut novel... I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that enjoys Fiction and History genres
A colourful, highly enjoyable tale of very different lives united by the unanticipated twists and turns of fate
A rip-roaring story . . . a full-blown, swaggering epic with a hint of magical realism and a plot with plenty of twists and intrigue
'Ambition on an historic scale'