--Love Reading 4 Kids - November 2011
"the themes are darker but the page-turning narrative pace is just as strong"
--Jibbooms and Bobstays - The Nancy Blackett trust
The second book in the Strong Winds trilogy is more enjoyable than the Salt-Stained Book as some of the first episode's nasty characters are developed as actively conspiring against our heroes. --Otago Daily Times
"with [...]ingenious plotting, suspense-filled writing and a rare warmth towards its characters it delivers its rewards."
--The Marine Quarterly - spring 2012
A Ravelled Flag is not a simple book but I'm absolutely certain young readers will find it very rewarding[...] It's exciting and it's deep. Ransome would have loved it. --Indie e-book review (Jan Needle) 13.3.2012