'In this beautiful and complex book, it's impossible not to fall in love with Kevin Crossley-Holland's heroine, Solveig ... Kevin Crossley-Holland is a wonderful writer and poet, who gifts us an added layer of magic, with the sheer depth of his knowledge about the Viking world' Awfully Big Blog Adventure.
'Kevin Crossley-Holland is one of the giants of children's fiction' Philip Reeve.
'Crossley-Holland writes prose with a poet's eye and love of words, painting a vivid picture of the world his characters move through' Guardian.
'A Norse saga with a difference ... travelogue through a beautifully realised 11th-century Europe, full of incident and subtle characterisation' The Financial Times.
'Sweeps the reader away on a vivid voyage of adventure ... mesmerising' The Times.
'Kevin Crossley-Holland is a wonderful storyteller who writes compellingly and whose historical novels have brought history alive for many readers' Parents in Touch.
'It's all simmering tensions and questions about honour and betrayal and is a real page-turner' Suffolk Norfolk life.
'This beautifully written and sustained story of a journey is based on an intimate knowledge of the Norse and Viking worlds' Irish Sunday Independent.