"The Author did a beautiful job with his writing and I thank him for sharing this story and of Sarah Island. Compelling reading if you are interested in history". Jillian Jones (Australia)
"Richly written and vividly portrayed - curling up with this book became a highlight of my day - but alas the story came to it's wonderful conclusion. Thank you Craig Brennan for bringing us into this important time in history, and letting us experience it. I'm especially grateful that I could do it from the warm comfort and safety of my reading chair. Kudos!"
K. Driehorst (Atlanta, GA)
"It held my attention from start to finish. Descriptions of the living conditions both throughout the 9 month voyage on the 'Rupert' and the subsequent prison labour camps in Hobart and Van Dieman's land were harrowing". Dinah Lee (New Zealand)
"I loved this book,after finishing it I wanted to read it again". Londongirl