"Irvine is a veteran storyteller who excels in sustaining complex plots with well-rounded characters. Here, he delivers a compelling tale of vengeance, loyalty, and the search for a place in the world." (Starred review, Library Journal (for Vengeance, book one on the Tainted Realm series).
"Irvine does the guilty burdens that his characters carry so well! Credible, flawed characters, splendidly nasty baddies and a richly interwoven story. Great stuff!" (Crisetta MacLeod, Aurealis Express (For Rebellion, book two of the Tainted Realm series)
"He knows how to spin an epic yarn and tell it with real gusto - ambitious in scopeand tirelessly action-stuffed." (SFX)