Harte is a brilliant new voice in historical fantasy, and this is quite simply the best piece of fantasy that I have read so far this year
. . . exciting and original amid the current fantasy landscape . . .
I definitely recommend this one, a real unexpected find for me that I really enjoyed
If there were stars for world-building Irenicon would be a five plus, no question
Seriously impressed both by the quality of the ideas and the ingenuity with which they are explored in the text . . . Irenicon is completely fascinating
The book is a fountain of gorgeous detail, festooned with enriching codices and enlightening, subtly subsumed exposition