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Critical Praise

"Stunning. . . . A high-spirited historical romance. . . . Remarkable."

——The New York Times Book Review

"An exuberant mixture of history and romance, written with a wit that is incandescent"

——Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Brims with all the grand topics of literature--love and death, heroism and skull-duggery, humor and pathos, not to mention art and religion. . . . A good old-fashioned novel."

——Washington Post Book World