"Wood's subject is nothing less than the history of the entire world. . . . an absorbing adventure tale."
"Wood's atmospheric touches are both thoughtful and playful. . . . the book is intelligent and entertaining."
——San Jose Mercury News
"Wood masterfully weaves a legend destined to make The Blessing Stone a bestseller. Rarely does an author manage to combine so many vignettes into one book of such excellence."– Bookreporter.com
"Wood creates genuine, engaging characters whose stories are fascinating. . . . This novel should earn Wood the larger audience in the United States that she deserves."