"The title character ... remains so potent... that narrative interest and impetus are sustained straight through to the last chapter.... A series that may be altogether Drake's most accomplished work."
--Booklist on Goddess of the Ice Realm
"Drake's ambitious high-fantasy saga, Lord of the Isles . . . is emerging as the author's most important work."
--Publishers Weekly on Mistress of the Catacombs
"The book was fascinating throughout, a pleasure to read. . . . certainly one of the finest epic fantasies of the decade."
- Piers Anthony on Lord of the Isles
"David Drake's work here is original, engrossing, and instantly credible."
- Stephen R. Donaldson on Lord of the Isles
"Goddess of the Ice Realm is a solid addition to an outstanding fantasy series, showing once again that Drake is among the most versatile of authors in the SF/Fantasy genres."
-S. M. Stirling
"The heroes are exceptionally well-written, especially the strong-willed Ilna and the unflinching Cashel -- either one of these characters could stand alone to support a book. The secondary characters also grow and change, unusual in fantasy literature. The plot moves forward at a deliberate pace, gradually exploring the people and their land."
-Starlog on Queen of Demons
"The world building and characterization here are among Drake's best, and the magic is well thought out. Drake clearly has embarked on a fantasy saga as big as Eddings', Jordan's, and Goodkind's and as eminently worth reading."
-Booklist on Queen of Demons
"Unlike most modern fantasy, David Drake's Lord of the Isles is an epic with the texture of the legends of yore, with rousing action and characters to cheer for."
-- Terry Goodkind