"The Pearliad is a very interesting read. It has all the elements of a great story, love, death, mystery and adventure. One of the greatest parts of this story for me was the way the writer gradually introduced us to the idea of the surviving Roman Empire and its surprisingly similar effects on the world. I want to read the next two.”
- Year 11 Boy
“This book turned a rather dismal flight into an adventure! I loved the way in which the reader was slowly guided into a world so different and at the same time so similar to the one we know, and how credible the characters are. The ease and beauty of quite a few sentences made me stop and start scrabbling for a pen! I can barely wait for the next two to be in my grasp.”
- Goodreads reviewer
"I love novels + stories with alternate history (Romans + smartphones). Also I believe very Philip Pullman-esque - Arca-Daemon (His Dark Materials). Great read, will read sequel."
- Year 11 boy
“Warning!! Once you start this book, you can't put it down. A great story told at a lightning pace. The author has created a whole new world with a whole new set of rules, with a main character you truly feel for. When can I read the next one?”
- Amazon reviewer
"I really liked the The Pearliad, it is a great, original idea and I loved the including of the Roman world. I thought Effie was a great, very believable character and I thought she behaved very realistically to the modern world. I loved this book and will definitely be reading the other 2."