"Amid the swashbuckling and shoot-outs, the ethos and humour recall the straighter-faced Discworld
"Mason's writing is lively and engaging, and his message of tolerance is a potent one" (Philip Womack Literary Review
"A hugely entertaining and comic fantasy story that will have young readers enchanted. Conrad Mason has filled his story with characters to rival those in any of Terry Pratchett's Discworld
novels" (Book Zone For Boys
"Sparkling and energetic, it's full of wit and comic timing, with piratical idioms galore . . . I think this rip-roaring fantasy adventure is going to win a loyal - and thoroughly deserved - following" (The Bookbag
"Brilliantly drawn, with wonderfully descriptive passages, and excitement and tension aplenty, this story cleverly intermingles the worlds of humans and mythical beings, so that its hardly seems like a fantasy novel at times" (Steve Pird The School Librarian
An accessible, rip-roaring adventure full of pirates, magical creatures and unlikely heroes. This is fantasy at its best.