"Heady, dizzying writing. . . . A master class in how to tell a war story." 
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


"Massively entertaining! . . . Make room for the new Gulliver. He has brought home news out of Kazohinia." 
--Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked

"The first novel in which a Gypsy himself depicts his people . . . with complete authenticity and literary truthfulness . . . A one-of-a-kind coming-of-age novel." 
--Neue Zürcher Zeitung

"A breathless . . . adventure pits a poor, fatherless girl against all sides in a battle for a dragon’s heart and a city’s freedom. . . . .[A] remarkable and distinctive offering for devoted fantasy fans." 
Kirkus Reviews

"Stylistic virtuosity, penetrating emotional power, and a post-apocalyptic vision . . . a brilliant literary achievement." 
--Philip K. Jason, Jewish Book Council  

"A merciless comedy of modern manners, and the politics of desire."
Publishers Weekly