Skip to main content

Critical Praise

"A luminescent and very readable portrait of a dark time in history."


"If you liked The Birth of’ll love The Illuminator"


"An absorbing expertly told tale...embroidered with plenty of homespun detail."

——Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A remarkable debut novel."

——The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"A sweeping portrayal of the distant past...ample in romance, mystery, and adventure."

——The Boston Globe