"Fans of The Emerald Atlas will find much to love: the adventure-driven plot, a scattering of deliciously scary moments, and Stephenss offbeat take on Tolkienesque dragons, dwarves, and elves are sure to delight."
— Publishers Weekly, starred
★"Fans of the first book wont be disappointed, and will eagerly anticipate the next one. The Emerald Atlas was very good. This one is even better."
— School Library Journal, starred
"[Stephens] enhances his fast-paced, engaging tale with a strong narrative voice, vivid imagery and world-building, numerous plot twists, and subtle touches of humor."
— The Horn Book Magazine