'[Anya Seton] brought history so vividly to life'
'A triumph . . . Fast-moving, exciting and all-action. Avalon has terrific pace, crisp dialogue . . . Seton makes even the minor characters into vivid, convincing folk. A splendid full-length portrait.'
'Perhaps the greatest gifts Anya Seton brings to her historical novels are the zest of her narrative, the life she breathes into the most insignificant characters, and the atmosphere of the era she evokes around them'
'Anya Seton takes us into other worlds, making us live for a few hours on a grand scale'
'Wonderful historical novels'
'Miss Seton's enthusiasm for both character and period is infectious.'
'Seductive, atmospheric, intriguing'