The Hammer and the Cross Trilogy|
Co-written with John Holm.
"Wild? Yes. Entertaining? Vastly. Harrison can continue with this set of ideas and characters as long as he pleases. His readers will also be pleased."
"As sequels go this is way, way above the average. In many ways it is better than the original as it is able to assume the background that was so painstakingly set up in the first in the series. So what we get this time is action all the way… Book two …pushes the world invented by Harrison (and Holm) ever further from the genuine history in which its roots are very firmly planted. The world they have invented (or altered) is rich with excitement, colour, intrigue and adventure. The people seem real, their feelings as well as their deeds are important. I can't wait for the third volume."
"Harrison's saga is science fiction in the purest sense."
" ... a gripping tale set in a period of history that few fantasy authors seem to tackle. It's a heady period of battle and slaughter, if not deeds of derring-do. The politics and religions of the time are well-handled, and woven throughout to give just the right level of suspense to keep you turning the pages. The characters are well-drawn, even though Shef himself is not really believable kingly material. You don't have to have read The Hammer and the Cross beforehand, and I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a more 'based in fact' approach to their fantasy. I'll be looking forward to the next volume in this series."