Mary Stewart is magic
A writer of considerable skill . . . [with an] intuitive feel for the past and its re-creation in vivid, poetic detail
From opening to finale, this zestful romantic adventure grips, amuses, frightens and delights
Mary Stewart sprinkled intelligence around like stardust . . . She built the bridge between classic literature and modern popular fiction. She did it first and she did it best
A wonderful wordsmith . . . Stewart was among the first authors to seamlessly integrate a mystery and a romance thus allowing the two to come alive and complement each other.
The stylish, educated novels of Mary Stewart . . . arguably inspired the deluge of bestselling romantic fiction that has flooded the market in recent decades.