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
"Mystery lovers will be delighted...Prince Jared is sure to face plenty of political intrigue...This may be cause for comparison with Game of Thrones."—VOYA
"...A complex mix of infidelity, betrayals, political intrigue, and a hint of romance...the period atmosphere and adventure...provide Game of Thrones-inspired drama that will draw medieval buffs and fantasy fans."—The Bulletin
"An intriguing novel...The trail keeps readers guessing; further complications add to the intrigue...The novel is well-written and well-crafted. It will hold readers' interest."—Library Media Connection