"Lush, languid…Troyan weaves loving, sensual descriptions of place and characters and a muted sense of foreboding."
"A compulsive, all-in-one-sitting sort of read."
—Poets and Writers
"A Fantastic book. Brilliant and beautiful and fresh with its wondering child’s eyes and frightening with its terribly grown-up, knowing heart. I was enchanted and deliciously spooked."
"A work of real grace and beauty, poised delicately between the light shed by its narrator’s innocent eye and the encroaching darkness of adult experience."
—James Lasdun, author The Horned Man