"Fascinating to read, very well written, an intriguing plot and I enjoyed it very much."
(Derek Jacobi on CONSPIRACIES OF ROME)
"Vivid characters, devious plotting and buckets of gore are enhanced by his unfamiliar choice of period. Nasty, fun and educational."
(Daily Telegraph on THE TERROR OF CONSTANTINOPLE)
"He knows how to deliver a fast-paced story and his grasp of the period is impressively detailed."
(Mail on Sunday on THE TERROR OF CONSTANTINOPLE)
"A rollicking and raunchy read . . . Anyone who enjoys their history with large dollops of action, sex, intrigue
and, above all, fun will absolutely love this novel."
(Historical Novels Review on THE TERROR OF CONSTANTINOPLE)
"It would be hard to over-praise this extraordinary series, a near-perfect blend of historical detail and atmosphere
with the plot of a conspiracy thriller, vivid characters, high philosophy and vulgar comedy."
(Matt Coward, The Morning Star on THE SWORD OF DAMASCUS)
"Richard Blake...is the Ken Russell of historical fiction."