School Library Journal "Hot Pick"
Cybil Award nominee
Children's Book-of-the-Month Club
Thorndike Press large print rights
New York Times
In this masterful fantasy told in two voices, Levine has created a mythology and society as rich and nuanced as the one portrayed in Megan Whalen Turner's The Thief...The nature of religious conviction and the tensions between different belief systems are questioned—but so deftly that readers are entertained by the arguments. ...(T)hey each must endure a quest and face their deepest fears. The power of love and courage to overcome seemingly impossible odds and to bridge ostensibly untraversable differences are at the heart of this compelling, intensely satisfying fantasy.
★ School Library Journal
The story is filled with suspense, action, and challenging philosophical questions: Would one truly wish to be immortal? What is the price of following a deity's commands? An action-packed love story set in an elaborate, challenging world, this richly imagined story will engage fantasy and romance readers alike.
(Levine's) original mythological tale works as romance, adventure and exploration of faith. (She) conducts a riveting journey, offering passion and profound pondering along the way.
★ Publishers Weekly