“Reminds me of works by today’s masters such as Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden and Wilbur Smith”

The Scotsman

Sheer quality, historical integrity and emotional resonance

The London Economic

A fine debut which tackles a relatively unknown chapter of history

The Times Of Malta

I cannot even begin to tell you how graphic and vivid and brilliant the descriptions were throughout

Stories And Plot Twists

Has what it takes to become a literary giant”

Yorkshire Evening Post

This well-plotted story full of adventure, danger and history is wonderfully told, and Abel is a character not soon forgotten

The US Review Of Books

Such an enthralling and moving journey

The Pigeonhole Book Club

Remember the name of rising author James Vella-Bardon”

Reader's Digest

A feverishly-paced historical adventure populated with memorable characters. A Finalist and highly recommended

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

Vella-Bardon knows how to create a truly vile villain

Reviews By Jules