"Smith's novel is far more than your typical pirate scrips..a fascinating account...Smiths deftly evokes not only the horrific, but also the beautiful, particuarly lush landscape of Africa. Constant excitement...[a] fast-moving tale. What could be better for the beach or backyard?"
--The Washington Post Book World
"A swashbuckling, epic tale of love, deceit, bravery, and drama on the high seas, this book is filled with menacing pirates, honorable sea capitans, treacherous and greedy men and women, and sea galleons loaded with treasure." --Booklist
"As usual, Smith...peoples his tale with unforgeteable characters...Swashbuckling and sunsuous, Birds of Prey is not for the faint-hearted. Its bloodiest scenes are vivid and detailed--and so are hero Hal's romantic encounters. But, as with Smith's previous two bestsellers, River God and The Seventh Scroll, this latest epic transcends the average action-adventure yarn. [A] rousing adventure story." --The Orlando Sentinel
"Birds of Prey is a wonderful novel filled with excitement, pirates, and vivid sea battles. It is vintage Wilbur Smith." --Times Record News [Wichita Falls, Texas]