"I read slowly, 'tis true, but I stayed up until 2:30 to finish The Spellsong War....That's a good indication for any reader that Modesitt tells a damned good tale. Even if you're a tenor." --Anne McCaffrey
"One of the premier voices in fantasy....A highly original new series that promises to enthrall us as much or more than the popular Magic of Recluce collection of books.
"Mr. Modesitt is a fabulous world builder who once again creates a milieu so compelling that it seems like we actually go there with the plucky heroine." --Romantic Times Magazine
"The gritty details of this world make it as real as any in science fiction. As usual, Mr. Modesitt's sense of power makes the fantastic background more plausible." --Philadelphia Press & Review
"Resplendent feminist fantasy with an inventive and expertly handled scenario, life-sized characters, and flawless plotting." --Kirkus Reviews (pointer review)