By Patrick Rothfuss
In every way a triumph. Rothfuss proves he is without doubt one of the finest fantasy writers currently gracing the genre.
By Blake Charlton
Could have been written in 1995 so if you like fantasy of a more traditional style then you'll definitely be a fan.
By Douglas Hulick
If action/fantasy with real edge floats your boat then you'd be mad to miss this debut.
By Patrick Ness
A YA novel, albeit one with a rare boldness and level of complexity within the genre.
By Richard Powers
A brilliant, fascinating, insightful and compelling book, emotionally deep and intellectually stimulating that asks big questions.
By Ian McDonald
Another 2011 ACCA nominee, The Dervish House is a fascinating and hugely enjoyable book by a writer of real vision.
By Lauren Beukes
Lauren Buekes walked away from the 2011 Arthur C Clarke Literary Award clutching the winning gong, but did she deserve it?
By Tim Powers
A terrific book; smart, clever, well-written and tremendously interesting but a real Clarke Award contender?