A fast-moving and energetic fantasy, packed with humour and magic.
-- Adrian Tchaikovsky - Arthur C. Clarke Award Winner (10 Oct 2016)
...this book is a lot of fun. Surprisingly realistic fun. Enjoyable, immersive fun. "I want more" fun. And there's a promise that this fun will be followed by more. At the same time, all on its own, this book tells a great tale that comes to a satisfying ending.
-- Ed Greenwood - The Archmage (4 Oct 2016)
...superb pacing, competent writing, well-described action, fun situations, and appealing characters. The first in a series, the book remains a pleasant confection. Well-crafted fantasy fiction about a team of young trainees tackling dangerous missions." -- Kirkus Reviews (22 Nov 2016)