"A rich blend of adventure, humor, compassion and all the other things that make being human worthwhile."--"Analog"
"A new facet of Martin's manysided talent."--"Asimov's"
Praise for George R. R. Martin
"Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best. In fact . . . this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien."--"Time "
"Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers."--"The New York Times"
"I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers."--Robert Jordan --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.