"Once you read Colin Falconer, you'll want toread everything he has ever written ..." - Crystal Book Reviews
"Falconer's grasp of period and placesis almost flawless ... He's my kind of writer." - Peter Corris, TheAustralian
'If you haven't read one of Colin Falconer's novels, then I promise you are infor a real roller-coaster ride of never ending intrigue ...' - History and Women
'Each chapter ends with a gripping cliff-hanger that makes the bookirresistible and unputdownable." - Mirella Patzer, Historical Novel Review
"I enjoyed his storytelling voice so much that, had this book been say,set in modern times, the intriguing main characters would still have been ableto pull it off.' - Bookbag
"... Falconer demonstrates exceptional characterization ...' Bookgeeks
'... provides action, romance, and beautifully descriptive writing by thecartload." - Des Greene, Novel Suggestions
'... living history at its best, fictionalized yet immensely believable.' AlanGold, Good Reading.
"Beautifully written in typical Falconer style with plenty of snap andsharpness, and wonderfully researched, I enjoyed every page of this book."- Great Historicals
"Falconer's descriptive narrative is exquisite at times. Each short chapteropens with a flowing brush of words that paint precisely, yet mellifluously, ina manner that is almost poetic." - Historical Writers Association
"It is the richness of the prose itself that truly madethis historical era come alive." -Historical Novel Review
"A page-turner . . . " - Booklist
". . . plausible and engrossing." -Woman's Day
"... moves alongat a cracking pace, the narrative fraught with action and tension at everyturn." - HistoricalNovel Society
"Fast paced,sprinkled with unique and unusual details, and with plenty of emotion, makesthis a must read for those who love the medieval period or books about theunexplained mysteries of life." - History and Women
"Colin Falconer is one of thosehistorical fiction authors that takes a subject and not only researches itthoroughly but also has the talent to take you to the heart of the matterwhilst making you feel that you're seeing history being made at the time of theevents ... Add to this top notch prose a wonderfully almost cinematic feel to thestory and of course a lead character that you can really get behind and all init's a wonderful read. Great stuff." - Dros Delnoch, Falcatta Times
From the Author
But most importantly it introduced my favourite evercreation - Ruby Wen, the girl who couldn't lie straight in a torpedo tube andhas sex in glass elevators.
Was she based on someone I once knew? Possibly.
Isn't she great?