S. M. Stirling is the New York Times bestselling author of many science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Novels of the Change (The Given Sacrifice, Lord of Mountains, Tears of the Sun).
"Occasionally a book comes along that makes you stop and put down anything else you are working on so you can read it. For me that was The Golden Princess...Fans of Stirling and the Emberverse series will be satisfied by this new chapter. Stirling's skill as a world builder is still as sharp as ever."--Amazing Stories
"Extremely entertaining reading. Stirling writes clear dialogue, frank sensuous scenes, very effective humorous moments, and utterly hypnotic prolonged action-sequences. Fans of the series will find a great deal to enjoy here."--Open Letters Monthly "Stirling's books have a structural similarity to many of Harry Turtledove's best sagas, and even, I'd say, the writing of James Michener...This is a unique series, an unusually complex world, and one well worth exploring."--Bookworm Blues