"Shvart's action-packed debut champions diversity, counsels perseverance, and highlights the human cost of war. The pace is zippy, Shvart's mythology is rich, and...the conclusion packs thrills and a serious emotional wallop."―Publisher's Weekly
"Jon Snow won't be the only 'bastard' whose name readers will remember."
"Engrossing. The characters are well drawn, and the action moves quickly and with plenty of twists and turns."
"We cannot wait for this high-stakes, edge of your seat fantasy."
"A solid, refreshingly diverse fantasy adventure."