'Tim Powers has long been one of my absolutely favourite writers, those whose new books I snatch up as soon as they appear... Narrative sparkle, great dialogue, speculative imagination, and emotional power.'
'Philip K. Dick felt that one day Tim Powers would be one of our greatest fantasy writers. Phil was right.'
'Historical fact, dazzling flights of imagination, and wonderful suspense.'
'Tim Powers is the apostle of gonzo history... [He] promises marvels and horrors, and delivers them all.'
--Orson Scott Card
'Powers' novels are big in every sense: vast in scope, philosophically deep, impeccably wrought.'
'One of the most original and innovative writers of fantasy currently working.'
Powers' stellar supernatural thriller... Powers works an impressively original variation on the vampire theme... The meticulous attention to historical and literary detail grounds the story solidly in its period and enhances its imaginative reach. --Publishers Weekly