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Critical Praise

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


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


"A remarkable debut novel."

——The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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

——Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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

——The Boston Globe