Praise for A Conspiracy of Princes:
"Somper has created a strong cast of well-defined characters, each with a distinct personality. There are so many conspiracies, alliances, betrayals, and deceptions that even careful readers will not be sure who is to be trusted... VERDICT Action-packed and fast-paced, this sequel will have fans of medieval adventure and intrigue eager for [a] third installment."—School Library Journal
Praise for Allies & Assassins:
"Drawing on premedieval Welsh courts for inspiration, Somper breathes life into the inner workings of his fantasy kingdom...With its focus on forensics investigation and suspense, this is both political thriller and royal drama...Solid and entertaining."
—School Library Journal
"From the first page of this hefty volume, the Princedom of Archenfield is plunged into mystery, danger, and intrigue...Somper manages to keep the mystery alive with many red herrings, surprises, and plot twists, while deftly setting up the scenario for a sequel. Fans of medieval adventure, murder mysteries, and romance will all find something to like here, and readers will eagerly await the continuation of the this engrossing saga."
"...Those who like the mechanics of forensic detective work will enjoy watching Asta and Jared attempt to logically and scientifically solve the crimes, unknowingly hampered by their lack of modern equipment and know-how. Both teens fight to be taken seriously, and their friendship is a solid component of the story, balancing the huge cast of characters. A cliff-hanger ending will leave readers wanting more."—Booklist